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The Millennial New World$
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Frank Graziano

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195124323

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195124324.001.0001

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Crisis and Salvation

Crisis and Salvation

(p.16) 1 Crisis and Salvation
The Millennial New World

Frank Graziano (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter treats eschatological and apocalyptic themes through a range of cases from Latin America and early modern Spain. Of particular focus are the imminent end of the world, the messianic imperialism of Spanish colonization and its impact on indigenous peoples, the Last World Emperor, cyclical and periodized time, prophesy, and the collective death of adherents to millennial movements. It also discusses the influence of Joachim of Fiore on Spanish missions and syncretic myths.

Keywords:   conquest, colonization, imperialism, Joachim of Fiore, Pentecostal, crusade, Christopher Columbus, Franciscans, prophesy, Last World Emperor

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