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The apocalyptic year 1000

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Hardback in very good condition. No dust jacket. Image shown slightly different from this copy. Some wear on edges of spine. Pencilled annotation to essays 12 and 15.

The essays in this book challenge prevailing views on the way in which apocalyptic concerns contributed to larger processes of social change at the first millennium. Several basic questions unify the essays: What chronological and theological assumptions underlay apocalyptic and millennial speculations around the Year 1000? How broadly disseminated were those speculations? Can we speak of a mentality of apocalyptic hopes and anxieties on the eve of the millennium? If so, how did authorities respond to or even contribute to the formation of this mentality? What were the social ramifications of apocalyptic hopes and anxieties, and of any efforts to suppress or redirect the more radical impulses that bred them? How did contemporaries conceptualize and then historicize the passing of the millennial date of 1000? Including the work of British, French, German, Dutch, and American scholars, this book will be the definitive resource on this fascinating topic, and should at the same time provoke new interest in and debate on the nature and causes of social change in early medieval Europe.

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Author(s):
Landes R, Gow A & Van Meter D (eds)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.2 x 16.0 x 3.0 cms
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0195111915
ISBN-13:
9780195111910
Number of pages:
360
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The apocalyptic year 1000

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Hardback in very good condition. No dust jacket. Image shown slightly different from this copy. Some wear on edges of spine. Pencilled annotation to essays 12 and 15.

The essays in this book challenge prevailing views on the way in which apocalyptic concerns contributed to larger processes of social change at the first millennium. Several basic questions unify the essays: What chronological and theological assumptions underlay apocalyptic and millennial speculations around the Year 1000? How broadly disseminated were those speculations? Can we speak of a mentality of apocalyptic hopes and anxieties on the eve of the millennium? If so, how did authorities respond to or even contribute to the formation of this mentality? What were the social ramifications of apocalyptic hopes and anxieties, and of any efforts to suppress or redirect the more radical impulses that bred them? How did contemporaries conceptualize and then historicize the passing of the millennial date of 1000? Including the work of British, French, German, Dutch, and American scholars, this book will be the definitive resource on this fascinating topic, and should at the same time provoke new interest in and debate on the nature and causes of social change in early medieval Europe.

Author(s):
Landes R, Gow A & Van Meter D (eds)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.2 x 16.0 x 3.0 cms
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0195111915
ISBN-13:
9780195111910
Number of pages:
360
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The apocalyptic year 1000

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