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Longing For The End

A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization

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Longing For The End by Frederic J. Baumgartner
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Jonestown, Waco, and Heaven's Gate resonate in the contemporary mind in the same way that Masada or Mount Tabor resonated in the minds of others long past. The members of these movements believed that the end of the world was at hand and that they had to act through violence or suicide to ensure its occurrence. Frederic Baumgartner explores the long, often violent, history of millennialism as it has affected Western civilization. From ancient Zoroastrians to Concerned Christians of 1998, a belief in the imminent end of the world and the coming of the new age has motivated hundreds of sects and cults, some of which have burned out in an orgy of violence to become a permanent part of Western history.

Author Biography

FREDERIC J. BAUMGARTNER is Professor of History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the author of From Spear to Flintlock: A History of War in Europe to the French Revolution, Louis XII, and France in the Sixteenth Century.
Release date NZ
February 15th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
XI, 286 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
286
Dimensions
155x235x20
ISBN-13
9780312238346
Product ID
1664374

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