Apocalypses

Apocalypses

by Eugen Weber
     
 

Apocalyptic visions and prophecies from Zarathustra to yesterday form the panorama in Eugen Weber's profound and elegant book. Beginning with the ancients of the West and the Orient, 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, Weber redresses the… See more details below

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Apocalyptic visions and prophecies from Zarathustra to yesterday form the panorama in Eugen Weber's profound and elegant book. Beginning with the ancients of the West and the Orient, 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, Weber redresses the historical and religious amnesia that has consigned the study of apocalypses and millennial thought to the ash heap of thought and belief.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674003958
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Chronologies and Fins de Siècle

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

Notes

Index

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