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Author Weber, Eugen, 1925-2007.

Title Apocalypses : prophecies, cults, and millennial beliefs through the ages / Eugen Weber.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  291.23 WEBE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 294 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-268) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Chronologies and Fins de Siecle -- 3. Apocalypses and Millenarianisms -- 4. In Dark and Bloody Times -- 5. Revivalists and Antichrists -- 6. Apocalypse and Science -- 7. Enlightenment? -- 8. Apocalypse in Worldly Times -- 9. Pursuits of the Millennium -- 10. Time's Noblest Offspring -- 11. The Twentieth Century -- 12. Conclusion.
Summary Apocalyptic visions and prophesies from Zarathustra to yesterday form the luxuriant panorama in Eugen Weber's profound and elegant book. Beginning with the ancients of the West and the Orient and, especially, with those from whom we received our religions, the Jews and earliest Christians, Weber finds that an absolute belief in the end of time, when good would do final battle with evil, was omnipresent. From this more than two millennia history, he redresses the historical and religious amnesia that has consigned the study of apocalypses and millennial thought to the ash heap of thought and belief.
Subject End of the world -- History of doctrines.
Millennialism -- History of doctrines.
ISBN 0674040805