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The Millennial New World

Frank Graziano


The opening chapter of this book defines millennialism in its broadest sense, encompassing apocalypticism, messianism, and utopia. The subsequent chapters explore a wide range of colonial and modern movements, myths, and ideologies. as they pursue millennial themes through Latin American history. The study of Spanish messianic imperialism and perceptions of the New World as Eden and New Jerusalem provide European precedents. Extensive treatment of nativist and syncretic millennialism includes the Land-without-Evil, Taqui Onqoy, the Tzeltal Rebellion, the Caste War of the Yucatan, and the myths ... More

Keywords: Latin America, Spain, millennial, messianism, messianic movements, utopia, apocalypse, myths, syncretism, indigenous

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195124323
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195124324.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Graziano, author
Connecticut College
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