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The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages
I'm glad that I read this ahead of Y2K and the idiocies that surrounded the millennium. Cohn does a masterful job of defusing millennialism and apocalyptic thinking, tracing it through a thousand years of history, and showing it as the root cause for so many of the iconic tragedies of the violent 20th Century. This is a masterwork of psychological history and the dissecting of religious mania. I highly recommend it.
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