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Something coming : apocalyptic expectation and mid-nineteenth century American painting
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ISBN: 1584650060 Year: 2000 Publisher: Hanover, NH : University Press of New England,

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Monuments & maidens : the allegory of the female form
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ISBN: 0520227336 Year: 2000 Publisher: Berkeley (Calif.) : University of California press,

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Biblical parables and their modern re-creations : from Apples of gold in silver settings to Imperial messages.
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ISBN: 0791443973 0791443981 Year: 2000 Publisher: Albany State university of New York press,


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The apocalypse in Germany
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ISBN: 0826263720 Year: 2000 Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press,

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"A cross-disciplinary study, The Apocalypse in Germany analyzes fundamental aspects of the apocalypse as a religious, political, and aesthetic phenomenon. Author Klaus Vondung draws from religious, philosophical, and political texts, as well as works of art and literature. Using classic Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts as symbolic and historical paradigms, Vondung determines the structural characteristics and the typical images of the apocalyptic worldview. He clarifies the relationship between apocalyptic visions and utopian speculations and explores the question of whether modern apocalypses can be viewed as secularizations of the Judeo-Christian models." "Examining sources from the eighteenth century to the present, Vondung considers the origins of German nationalism, World War I, National Socialism, and the apocalyptic tendencies in Marxism as well as German literature - from the fin di siecle to postmodernism. His analysis of the existential dimension of the apocalypse explores the circumstances under which particular individuals become apocalyptic visionaries and explains why the apocalyptic tradition is so prevalent in Germany." "The Apocalypse in Germany offers an interdisciplinary perspective that will appeal to a broad audience. This book will also be of value to readers with an interest in German studies, as it clarifies that riddles of Germany's turbulent history and examines the profile of German culture, particularly in the past century."--Jacket.

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