The Pursuit of the Millennium

By Norman Cohn

The Middle Ages inherited from antiquity a tradition of prophecy and gave it new life. This tradition foretold a millennium in which humanity would enjoy a new paradise on earth, free from suffering and sin. This is the story of those millenarian fanaticisms, and points to their persistence in the modern era….

Published date: January 1, 1957
Type: Books
Genre: History

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