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Revolution and the Millennium China, Mexico, and Iran

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ISBN-10: 0275959317

ISBN-13: 9780275959319

Edition: 1997

Authors: James F. Rinehart

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Millenarian movements are powerful and emotional social movements that expect an immediate, collective, total, this-worldly, supernatural salvation and transformation of society. They anticipate the complete destruction of the existing sociopolitical and economic order, which they assert will be followed by a new and perfect society. This study provides an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, cross-historical analysis of three 20th-century non-Western revolutionary societies that were profoundly impinged upon by European and American imperialism. It seeks to explore the functional role of millenarianism in these three revolutions. In all three cases, millenarianism prepared the way for…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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