End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity

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Karolyn Kinane, Michael A. Ryan
McFarland, Apr 9, 2009 - Social Science - 393 pages
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The idea of the complete annihilation of all life is a powerful and culturally universal concept. As human societies around the globe have produced creation myths, so too have they created narratives concerning the apocalyptic destruction of their worlds. This book explores the idea of the apocalypse and its reception within culture and society, bringing together 17 essays that explore both the influence and innovation of apocalyptic ideas from classical Greek and Roman writings to the foreign policies of today's United States.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Teaching the End of Days
9
Part I Development and Dissemination
25
Part II Political and Popular
197
About the Contributors
369
Index
373
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An assistant professor of English and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University, Karolyn Kinane researches and teaches on early English saints' lives, Arthuriana, and pedagogy. Michael A. Ryan is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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