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End of days : essays on the apocalypse from antiquity to modernity

Author: Karolyn Kinane; Michael A Ryan
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The idea of the annihilation of life is a culturally universal concept. The first half of the book invites readers to explore ancient, medieval, early modern, and modern popular conceptions of the apocalypse. The second half focuses on the continuance of apocalyptic expectations and how they are understood within the realms of politics and popular culture"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karolyn Kinane; Michael A Ryan
ISBN: 9780786442041 0786442042
OCLC Number: 277136428
Description: viii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Karolyn Kinane and Michael A. Ryan --
Teaching the end of days : medieval meets modern apocalypse in the classroom / Brett Edward Whalen --
Development and dissemination --
Ancient visions : the roots of Judeo-Christian apocalypse / Casey Starnes --
Beatus of Libana : medieval Spain and the othering of Islam / Kevin R. Poole --
"Seeing" the apocalyptic city in the fourteenth century / Tessa Morrison --
Social upheaval and the English doomsday plays / Lisa LeBlanc --
Flight from the apocalypse : Protestants, Puritans, and the great migration / Carmen Gomez-Galisteo --
J. Edmestone Barnes, a Jamaican apocalyptic visionary in the early twentieth century / Richard Smith --
"Tidings out of the east" : World War I, the eastern question and British millennialism / Eric Michael Reisenauer --
Nazi end times : the Third Reich as millennial reich / David Redles --
Political and popular --
Protestant Evangelicals and U.S. policy towards Israel / Husam Mohamad --
At the edge of tomorrow : apocalypticism and science fiction / Lorenzo DiTommaso --
A human incarnate : Puritans and parody in good omens / Therese-Marie Meyer --
The end-times narratives of the American far-right / Johann Pautz --
The left behind series and its place within the American Evangelical subculture / Nancy A. Schaefer --
Gaming armageddon : leaving behind race, class, and gender / Evelyn Stiller --
Apocalyptic thought in UFO-based religions / Benjamin E. Zeller --
Zombie apocalypse : plague and the end of the world in popular culture / Rikk Mulligan.
Responsibility: edited by Karolyn Kinane and Michael A. Ryan.

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