THE PURSUIT OF THE MILLENIUM: Revolutionary Millenarians And Mystical Anarchists Of The Middle Ages...

THE PURSUIT OF THE MILLENIUM: Revolutionary Millenarians And Mystical Anarchists Of The Middle Ages. Revised And Expanded Edition.

Cohn, Norman

Published by NY. 1970. Oxford Univ. Press, 1970
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dark red & lavender illustrated trade paperback soft cover 8vo. near fine cond .binding square & tight. spine uncreased. minor rubbing to covers, minor soiling front bottom corner near spine. corner crease on the rear. edges clean. contents free of all markings. first paper back printing ("This revised and enlarged edition first issued as an Oxford Universtiy paperback , 1970") (original edition 1961) . nice copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ 412p. 9 b&w illustrations. notes. biblio. index. medieval history. religion. psychology. politics. eschatology. theology. mythology. folklore. heresy. antichrist. flagellant movement. demonic hordes. frederick ii. amaurians. peasants revolt. thomas muntzer. john of leyden. new jerusalem. anabaptists. the drummer of niklashausen. anarcho~communism in bohemia. catharism. holy beggars. the crusades. hussites. joachism. martin luther. taborites. ~ Established as a c1assic virtually upon its publication, this book tells the fascinating story of revolutionary and anarchic sects and movements in medieval Europe. At its core is a new and vital interpretation of historical forces that compels a reconsideration of the European past. Professor Cohn shows how the desire of the poor to improve the material condition of their lives became transfused between the twelfth and the sixteenth century with prophecies of a prodigious final struggle between the hosts of Christ and Antichrist~from which another paradise or Kingdom of the Saints was to emerge. Using modern sociological and psychological concepts, the author analyses the significance of these medieval strivings; and he suggests also how these phenomena relate to the revolutionary movements of our own time. The new edition has been revised and expanded throughout, and contains an entirely new chapter. "A work of the first water . of great originality and power." ~Sir Isaiah Berlin. "The book is as valuable as it is interesting . full of historical facts which are passed over in silence in most histories."~ Bertrand Russell. Bookseller Inventory # 1211206

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Title: THE PURSUIT OF THE MILLENIUM: Revolutionary ...

Publisher: NY. 1970. Oxford Univ. Press

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Soft cover

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