Poems for the Millennium

The University of California Book of Modern and Postmodern Poetry. Volume One: From Fin-de-Siècle to Negritude

Author: University of California (System),University of California Press

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520072278

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 811

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Documents the revolutionary changes taking place throughout the vista of modern poetry with selections by such figures as Stein, Rilke, and Pound and sections that demonstrate various twentieth-century movements. Simultaneous. UP.

Japan at the Millennium

Joining Past and Future

Author: David W. Edgington

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774808996

Category: History

Page: 273

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Japan today is at an important historical juncture. Buffeted in recent years by rapid economic, social, and political change, yet still very much steeped in custom and history, the nation has become an amalgam of the traditional and the modern. As a result, the country has become increasingly difficult to categorize: How are we to represent today's Japan effectively, and fairly predict its future? This critical, multi-disciplinary collection explores the convergence of past and future in contemporary Japan. Contributors comment on a wide range of economic, socio-cultural, and political trends--such as the mobilization of Japanese labour, the burgeoning Ainu identity movement, and the shifting place of the modern woman--and conclude that despite the rapid changes, many of the traditional facets of Japanese society have remained intact, institutional change, they assert, is unlikely to occur quickly, and Japan must find alternate ways to adjust to twenty-first-century pressures of global competition and interdependence. A pleasure to read, this broad volume will be welcomed by upper-level undergraduates, graduates, and specialists in Japanese studies.


The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748131043

Category: History

Page: 512

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Of all the civilisations existing in the year 1000, that of Western Europe seemed the unlikeliest candidate for future greatness. Compared to the glittering empires of Byzantium or Islam, the splintered kingdoms on the edge of the Atlantic appeared impoverished, fearful and backward. But the anarchy of these years proved to be, not the portents of the end of the world, as many Christians had dreaded, but rather the birthpangs of a radically new order. MILLENNIUM is a stunning panoramic account of the two centuries on either side of the apocalyptic year 1000. This was the age of Canute, William the Conqueror and Pope Gregory VII, of Vikings, monks and serfs, of the earliest castles and the invention of knighthood, and of the primal conflict between church and state. The story of how the distinctive culture of Europe - restless, creative and dynamic - was forged from out of the convulsions of these extraordinary times is as fascinating and as momentous as any in history.

Questioning the Millennium

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674061640

Category: History

Page: 221

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Gould addresses three questions about the millennium with his typical erudition, warmth, and whimsy: What is the concept of a millennium and how has its meaning shifted over time? How did the projection of Christ’s 1,000-year reign become a secular measure? And when exactly does the millennium begin—January 1, 2000, or January 2, 2001?


Author: Prophet Anthony Starnes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453573968

Category: Religion

Page: 58

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Millennium unfolds some eschatological and prophetic truths that come as a result of the spiritual gift called the word of knowledge.

Genocide at the Millennium

Author: Samuel Totten,Marc I. Sherman

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412824460

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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This fifth volume in the series "Genocide: A Critical Bibliographical Review" focuses on both the genocidal activity that has taken place over the past fourteen years and a critique of the international community's response to genocide and potential genocidal.

Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem

Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements

Author: Thomas Robbins,Susan J. Palmer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415916493

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Pursuit of the Millennium

Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages

Author: Norman Cohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198020028

Category: History

Page: 416

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The end of the millennium has always held the world in fear of earthquakes, plague, and the catastrophic destruction of the world. At the dawn of the 21st millennium the world is still experiencing these anxieties, as seen by the onslaught of fantasies of renewal, doomsday predictions, and New Age prophecies. This fascinating book explores the millenarianism that flourished in western Europe between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. Covering the full range of revolutionary and anarchic sects and movements in medieval Europe, Cohn demonstrates how prophecies of a final struggle between the hosts of Christ and Antichrist melded with the rootless poor's desire to improve their own material conditions, resulting in a flourishing of millenarian fantasies. The only overall study of medieval millenarian movements, The Pursuit of the Millennium offers an excellent interpretation of how, again and again, in situations of anxiety and unrest, traditional beliefs come to serve as vehicles for social aspirations and animosities.

Medicinal Chemistry Into the Millennium

Author: Malcolm M. Campbell,Ian S. Blagbrough

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 397

View: 1989


The topics covered in this book are particularly relevant to scientists in industries dependent on the discovery of biologically active molecules.

Egyptology: The Missing Millennium

Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic Writings

Author: Okasha El Daly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315429764

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Egyptology: The Missing Millennium brings together for the first time the disciplines of Egyptology and Islamic Studies, seeking to overturn the conventional opinion of Western scholars that Moslims/Arabs had no interest in pre-Islamic cultures. This book examines a neglected period of a thousand years in the history of Egyptology, from the Moslem annexation of Egypt in the seventh century CE until the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. Concentrating on Moslem writers, as it is usually Islam which incurs blame for cutting Egyptians off from their ancient heritage, the author shows not only the existence of a large body of Arabic sources on Ancient Egypt, but also their usefulness to Egyptology today. Using sources as diverse as the accounts of travelers and treasure hunters to books on alchemy, the author shows that the interest in ancient Egyptian scripts continued beyond classical writers, and describes attempts by medieval Arab scholars, mainly alchemists, to decipher the hieroglyph script. He further explores medieval Arab interest in Ancient Egypt, discussing the interpretations of the intact temples, as well as the Arab concept of Egyptian kingship and state administration—including a case study of Queen Cleopatra that shows how the Arabic romance of this queen differs significantly from Western views. This book will be of great interest to academics and students of archaeology, Islamic studies and Egyptology, as well as anyone with a general interest in Egyptian history.