The Pursuit Of The Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages (Paperback)
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The Pursuit Of The Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 03/06/1993
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The Middle Ages inherited from Antiquity a tradition of prophesy and gave it fresh and exuberant life. This tradition foretold a Millennium in which humanity would enjoy a new Paradise on earth, free of suffering and sin - a Kingdom of the Saints. Generation after generation was intermittently seized by a tense expectation of some sudden, miraculous event in which the world would be utterly transformed. Often these expectations became enmeshed with social unrest and movements arose which sent tremors through the massive structure of medieval society.

Drawing on a huge variety of contemporary sources, this unique and compelling book tells the story of those Millenarian fanaticisms of the Middle Ages and points to their persistence in the modern world.

Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780712656641
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 436 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Compelling and original -- Bettany Hughes * The Times *
Important, original... Haunting and significant * Times Literary Supplement *
It is a piece of great originality and power... It deserves study and emulation -- Isaiah Berlin
Full of rich, fascinating scholarship... What a field he covers -- Hugh Trevor-Roper

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