The Pursuit of the Millennium

by Norman Cohn

Book Reviews

  • For a fascinating compendium of how every Christian society absolutely pops off with some messianic/apocalyptic madness every time they're under social stress, read Cohen. to Tweet
  • Christian millenarianism, specifically its frequency and intensity, is one of those (many) oddities of the religion. None of this is new; in fact, it's happened with almost every major catastrophe for the past 2,000 years. to Tweet

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This fascinating book explores the millenarianism that flourished in western Europe between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. Cohn covers the full range of revolutionary and anarchic sects and movements in medieval Europe.