Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults and Millennial Beliefs by Eugen Weber PDF

By Eugen Weber

ISBN-10: 0307366189

ISBN-13: 9780307366184

Eugen Weber brought the Barbara Frum old Lecture, in keeping with Apocalypses, on the college of Toronto in March 1999. This annual lecture "on a subject matter of latest background in historic perspective" was once verified in reminiscence of Barbara Frum.


Prophecies, Cults and Millennial ideals in the course of the Ages

The Barbara Frum historic Lectureship

A nationwide bestseller

What drove eminent historian Eugen Weber to write down Apocalypses? His wish to redress the ancient and non secular amnesia that has consigned the learn of apocalyptic and millennialist notion to the lunatic fringe. An absolute trust in any case time was once omnipresent till the seventeenth century, and keeps many adherents even now. Apocalyptic visions and prophecies encouraged crusades, clinical discoveries, artworks, voyages reminiscent of these of Columbus, rebellions and reforms. Elegantly written, as witty and unique because it is profound, Apocalypses screens Eugen Weber's abilities as a stylist and old detective; this is often extra a go back and forth ebook of the apocalypse than a definitive educational remedy. at the eve of a billennium beset by way of a number of apocalyptic predictions and cults, Apocalypses deals a sympathetic evaluate of creeds we forget about at our peril.

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