The Year 1000: Religious and Social Response to the Turning of the First Millennium

Michael Frassetto
Palgrave Macmillan, 23 nov. 2002 - 278 páginas
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This collection of new essays examines the long-standing question of apocalyptic expectations around the turn of the first millennium. Including works by scholars of medieval history, literature, and religion, this book argues that apocalyptic expectations did exist around the year 1000. It provides a more balanced and nuanced approach to the issue than the traditional views that either identify a time of fear, the “terrors of the year 1000,” or deny that awareness of the millennium existed. This book, instead, recognizes that there were a variety of responses to the eschatological years 1000 and 1033 and that these responses contributed to the broader social and religious developments associated with the birth of European civilization.

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MICHAEL FRASSETTO is the religion editor for the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He earned his Ph.D. for the University of Delaware, where he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the German Democratic Republic. He is the editor, with David Blanks, of Western Views of Islam in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Perception of Other, and the author of numerous articles on medieval religion and society.

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