Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

by Richard Landes

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ISBN-13: 9780199753598
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/04/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Richard Landes is Associate Professor of History and directed the Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University. He is the author of several books, and editor of The Apocalyptic Year 1000 and the Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements.

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: Introduction: Roosters, Owls, Bats
1. The Varieties of the Millennial Experience
2. Roosters and Owls: On the Dynamics of the Apocalyptic Curve
3. Bats and Turkeys: Historians and Recovering of the Millennial Past
Part II: Tribal Millennialism
4. Suicidal Millennialism: Xhosa Cattle Slaying (1856-7)
5. Commodity Millennialism: Papuan Cargo Cults (20th century)
Part III: Agrarian Millennialism
6. Imperial Millennialism: Akhenaten (1360-47 BCE)
7. Murderous Millennialism: Taiping (1850-64 CE)
Part IV: Modern (Secular) Millennialism
8. Civil Polities and the Dismantling of the Prime Divider
9. Democratic Millennialism: French Revolution (1789-1815)
10. Egalitarian Millennialism: Marxism (19th century)
11. Totalitarian Millennialism: Soviet Revolution (1917-35)
12. Genocidal Millennialism: Nazis (1933-45)
Part V: Post-Modern Millennialism
13. Narcissistic Millennialism: UFOs (1946-)
14. Enraged Millennialism: Global Jihad (1979-)
Conclusion: The Suicide of Reason at the Dawn of the Third Millennium?

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