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Based on presentations from the colloquium, oMessianism, Millenarism
, and Prophecy in the Iberian World, Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries,o held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in August 2012, which was associated with the project, oInterpretations and Readings of the Prophecies of the Five Kingdoms in the Seventeenth Century,o the 10 essays in this volume examine millenarian and messianic prophetic movements in the Spanish and Portuguese empires in the early modern period.
An age characterized, in Jameson's words, by an "inverted millenarism
" (1991: 1) that predicates the end of politics, art or history itself.
as the belief in the Second Coming of Christ and his thousand-year reign on earth is an ideology which has not received much attention from historians of the Middle East.
The prophets and kings who associate with Sebastian in Maria's visions all serve to legitimate and connect him with millenarism
. The author ties Maria's spiritual practices to the values of a cloistered, contemplative life and her sebastianismo to a withdrawal into political fantasy.
Austin also bases his statements on Sahagunian millenarism
on the work of Lluis Nicolau D'Olwer, "Fray Bernardino de Sahagun (1499-1590)", Historiadores de America 9, Mexico Gity, Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia, 1952, p.
Scholem discusses in particular the relations between Jewish messianism and Christian millenarism
in Sabbatai Tsevi, op.
Key words: Roman Empire, God's Kingdom, Apocalypse, Eschatology, Millenarism
, Antichrist, Church, Goths, Vandals.
Reinaldo Roman's Governing Spirits explores a tense dialogue between those who intended to intervene in the control of practices not inscribed in an identifiable theology, by manipulating the legal apparatus and other specialized and modern knowledges of "fanatism," "millenarism
" and popular beliefs, and a myriad of other interpretations of the links between occult and visible powers, human and non-human forces, and known and unknown spirits.
Reeves' The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993), especially Chapter 3 ("The End of History") also discusses various trends of Messianism, including Judaisms and Joachimist millenarism
These include naive literalism (a belief that the "surface meaning" of the bible is literally true), biblical inerrancy, and the residuals of nineteenth century millenarist sects (Millenarism
gave rise to many apocalyptic beliefs and movements, including the continuing fundamentalist obsession with the New Testament Book of Revelation).