The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages
Oxford University Press Inc
Publication Date :
1 Jan 1970
The Middle Ages inherited from antiquity a tradition of prophecy and gave it new life. This tradition foretold a millennium in which humanity would enjoy a new paradise on earth, free from suffering and sin. This is the story of those millenarian fanaticisms, and points to their persistence in the modern era.