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Anarchists of the Middle Ages (New York: Oxford University Press, 1961,1970,1999). The classic text on medieval millennialism. Devotes much attention to Communism and Nazism. Heard, A. (1999). Apocalypse Pretty Soon: Travels in End-time America (New York:

W. W. Norton & Company). A travelogue chronicling a dozen contemporary millennial groups, religious and secular, from UFO cults and evangelical premillennialists to transhumanists and immortalists. Leslie, J. (1998). The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction.

London, New York. Routledge. A catalogue of real apocalyptic threats facing humanity. Manuel, F.E. and Fritzie, P.M. (1979). Utopian Thought in the Western

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(Cambridge: Harvard University Press). The classic study of Utopian thought and thinkers, from Bacon to Marx. Noble, D. (1998). The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of

Invention (New York: Alfred A. Knopf). A somewhat overwrought attempt to unveil the millennial and religious roots of the space programme, artificial intelligence, and genetic engineering. Argues that there is a continuity of medieval pro-technology theologies with contemporary techno-millennialism. Olson, T. (1982). Millennialism, Utopianism, and Progress (Toronto: University of

Toronto Press). Argues millennialism and utopianism were separate traditions that jointly shaped the modern secular idea of social progress, and post-millennialist Social Gospel religious movements. References

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