The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Paperback

Religion, War, Famine and Death in Reformation Europe

by Andrew Cunningham; Ole Peter Grell;


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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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This book offers an exciting interpretation of early modern European history (1490-1648). Cunningham and Grell's point of departure, and a prism through which events of the period are interpreted, is Durer's famous woodcut of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This image came to characterise the outlook and expectations of most early modern Europeans, who experienced a dramatic rise in population, leading to repeated episodes of war, epidemics and famine. These were seen as indicating the imminent end of the world. The book is lavishly illustrated with fascinating contemporary images which, like many texts of the period, are preoccupied with Apocalypticism and eschatological expectations. Lucidly written and carefully organised, it brings together religious, social, military and medical history in one survey, giving a unique insight into why the early modern world linked all the crises of the age to the Day of Judgement.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Andrew Cunningham; Ole Peter Grell was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2001 and is our 48476th best seller. The ISBN for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is 9780521467018.

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Page last updated 22nd November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (February 2001)
Weight600g
Number of Pages376
Thickness20 mm
Height247 mm
Width174 mm
ISBN9780521467018
ISBN-100521467012
Product Code1151536
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