The Pursuit of the Millennium : Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, May 15, 1970 - History - 416 pages
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Brilliant overview of revolutionary millenarianism, mystical anarchism and religious dissent in Central Europe between the Eleventh and Sixteenth Centuries. Cohn's work on this subject was the first ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peejay Who Once Was Minsma - Goodreads

I'm glad that I read this ahead of Y2K and the idiocies that surrounded the millennium. Cohn does a masterful job of defusing millennialism and apocalyptic thinking, tracing it through a thousand ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
11
The Tradition of Apocalyptic Prophecy
19
The Tradition of Religious Dissent
37
The Messianism of the Disoriented Poor
53
The Saints Against the Hosts of Antichrist
71
In the Backwash of the Crusades
89
The Emperor Frederick as Messiah
108
An Elite of Selfimmolating Redeemers
127
The Egalitarian State of Nature
187
The Egalitarian Millennium
198
The Egalitarian Millennium ii
223
The Egalitarian Millennium iii
252
Conclusion
281
Notes
331
Bibliography
372
Index
401

An Elite of Amoral Supermen
148
An Elite of Amoral Supermen ii
163

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Page 25 - And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Page 25 - And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal...
Page 23 - For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his Angels ; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Page 24 - And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse ; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Page 24 - And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

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About the author (1970)

Norman Cohn held the Astor-Wolfson Chair at the University of Sussex until his retirement in 1980. He is the author of Warrant for Genocide, for which he received the Anisfield Wolf Award in Race Relations.

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