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Apocalypse, Tendency, Crisis

  In a time of crisis apocalyptic desires and fantasies become pressing and real.1  Norman Cohn’s The Pursuit of the Millennium (1957) offers a secret history of the periodic emergence of a ‘revolutionary eschatology’ in the Middle Ages in response to a collapsing social order, immiseration, disease and war.  Responding to crisis these dreamers dared […]

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