Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity (Paperback)
  • End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity (Paperback)
zoom

End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£36.50
Paperback 393 Pages / Published: 30/04/2009
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The idea of the complete annihilation of all life is a powerful and culturally universal concept. As human societies around the globe have produced creation myths, so too have they created narratives concerning the apocalyptic destruction of their worlds. This book explores the idea of the apocalypse and its reception within culture and society, bringing together 17 essays which explore both the influence and innovation of apocalyptic ideas from classical Greek and Roman writings to the foreign policies of the contemporary United States. The book begins with an essay which serves as a microcosm for the remaining collection, exploring the points of convergence and divergence among medieval Christian and contemporary secular apocalyptic ideas. 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 contemporary politics and popular culture.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786442041
Number of pages: 393
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 226 x 150 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Fields of Blood
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The First Crusade
Added to basket
Light from the East
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Rage Against God
Added to basket
Mind and Cosmos
Added to basket
£20.49
Hardback
The Friar of Carcassonne
Added to basket
The Perfect Heresy
Added to basket
Heresies
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Brief History of the Crusades
Added to basket
Pluralism and Democracy in India
Added to basket
Humanism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Yellow Cross
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Beyond Religion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.