End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity
Karolyn Kinane, Michael A. Ryan
McFarland, Apr 9, 2009 - Social Science - 393 pages
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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