Prophecies: 4,000 Years of Prophets, Visionaries and Predictions

Prophecies: 4,000 Years of Prophets, Visionaries and Predictions

by Tony Allan
     
 

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Whenever people have felt anxious about the future, they have turned to prophets, seers and visionaries for guidance on what is to come. Prophecies have inspired calls to arms and popular uprisings, frenzied religious revivals and mass movements of populations.

Prophecies is a pioneering overview ranging across continents and 4,000 years of history,See more details below

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Whenever people have felt anxious about the future, they have turned to prophets, seers and visionaries for guidance on what is to come. Prophecies have inspired calls to arms and popular uprisings, frenzied religious revivals and mass movements of populations.

Prophecies is a pioneering overview ranging across continents and 4,000 years of history, from diviners consulted by Chinese emperors at the dawn of history to modern visions of catastrophe.

Discover how accurate past visions of the future have turned out to be and explore the continuity of the prophetic tradition.

For lovers of the odd and unaccountable as well as for anyone curious about the future's secrets, this book makes compelling reading for uncertain times. It includes features on ancient shamans and soothsayers; Egyptian dream analysis; Greek oracles and Roman auguries; the ancient roots of astrology; messianic visionaries; medieval seers; African systems of divination; Aztec prophecies of cataclysms; the mysteries of Pachacamac; Nostradamus and his "Centuries"; and the futurism of H.G. Wells.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906787134
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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