Apocalypse now : connected histories of eschatological movements from Moscow to Cusco, 15th-18th centuries / edited by Damien Tricoire and Lionel Laborie.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
  • ©2023
vi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


Routledge studies in early modern religious dissents and radicalism [More in this series]
Summary note
"Eschatology played a central role in both politics and society throughout the early modern period. It inspired people to strive for social and political change, including sometimes by violent means, and prompted in return strong reactions against their religious activism. From the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, numerous apocalyptical and messianic movements came to the fore across Eurasia and North Africa, raising questions about possible interconnections. Why were eschatological movements so pervasive in early modern times? This volume provides some answers to this question by exploring the interconnected histories of confessions and religions from Moscow to Cusco. It offers a broad picture of Christian and, to a lesser extent, Jewish and Islamic eschatological movements from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, thereby bridging important and long-standing gaps in the historiography. Apocalypse Now will appeal to both researchers and students of the history of early modern religion and politics in the Christian, Jewish and Islamic worlds. By exploring connections between numerous eschatological movements, it gives a fresh insight into one of the most promising fields of European and global history"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Táborite revolutionary apocalypticism : mapping influences and divergences / Martin Pjecha
  • Heretical eschatology and its impact on radical reformation movements : the Flagellants of Thuringia in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Thomas Müntzer, and the Anabaptists / Ingrid Würth
  • Terror, war and reformation : Ivan the Terrible in the age of apocalypticism / Damien Tricoire
  • A messiah from the left side / Moti Benmelech
  • Paul Rycaut, millenarian news and connected spaces in the seventeenth century / William O'Reilly
  • Carvajal and the Franciscans : Jewish-Christian eschatological expectations in a new world setting / Sina Rauschenbach
  • Kabbalistic influences on "pietistic" millenarian expectations : Philipp Jakob Spener's (1635-1705) eschatological view between Scripture and Christian Kabbalah / Elisa Bellucci
  • Everyday apocalypse : Russian and Jewish 'sects' at the end of the eighteenth century / Agnieszka Zaganczyk-Neufeld
  • Margins of the encubierto : the messianic kings' tradition in the Iberian world (15th-17th Centuries) / Claudio César Rizzuto
  • Mirror images : imperial eschatology and interreligious transfer in seventeenth-century Greek Orthodoxy / Nikolas Pissis
  • Restorers of the divine law : Native American revolts in the new world, Christianity, and the quest for purity in the age of revolution / Catherine Ballériaux and Damien Tricoire.
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