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Cohn, Norman 1915-2007

Overview
Works: 61 works in 633 publications in 13 languages and 11,688 library holdings
Genres: Comparative studies  History  Church history  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Composer, Interviewee
Classifications: BR270, 270.5
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Most widely held works by Norman Cohn
Warrant for genocide; the myth of the Jewish world-conspiracy and the Protocols of the elders of Zion by Norman Cohn( Book )

82 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating work of literary and historical detection, Norman Cohn unravels the origins of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" the hugely successful forgery containing the master-plan of an alleged Jewish conspiracy to control the world. Tracing its roots in anti-Semitic mythology, Cohn pinpoints the collaboration of hack writers and secret policemen in concocting a book that sparked bloody pogroms, was one of the cornerstones of Nazi propaganda and, once the Second World War started, became the principal 'justification' for the attempted extermination of European Jewry. Despite being completely discredited, the Protocols are still widely read, still shaping the thinking of right-wing movements the world over
The pursuit of the millennium : revolutionary millenarians and mystical anarchists of the Middle Ages by Norman Cohn( Book )

94 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the millennium has always held the world in fear of earthquakes, plague, and the catastrophic destruction of the world. At the dawn of the 21st millennium the world is still experiencing these anxieties, as seen by the onslaught of fantasies of renewal, doomsday predictions, and New Age prophecies. This fascinating book explores the millenarianism that flourished in western Europe between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. Covering the full range of revolutionary and anarchic sects and movements in medieval Europe, Cohn demonstrates how prophecies of a final struggle between the
Cosmos, chaos, and the world to come : the ancient roots of apocalyptic faith by Norman Cohn( Book )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the author of the classic work The Pursuit of the Millennium investigates the origins of apocalyptic faith - the belief in a perfect future, when the forces of good are victorious over the forces of evil. Norman Cohn takes us back two thousand years to the world views of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India, the innovations of Iranian and Jewish prophets and sages, and the earliest Christian imaginings of heaven on earth, and he illuminates a major turning point in the history of human consciousness. For this second edition, the final chapter on Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians has been wholly rewritten and extended."--BOOK JACKET
Europe's inner demons : an enquiry inspired by the great witch-hunt by Norman Cohn( Book )

60 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's Inner Demons: An Enquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt is a historical study of the beliefs regarding European witchcraft in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, with particular reference to the development of the witches' sabbat and its influence on the witch trials in the Early Modern period. Within the book, Cohn argues that there never were any Devil-worshiping witches in Early Modern Europe, and that all of those persecuted for being so were innocent. In this he specifically rejects the Witch-cult hypothesis put forward by English scholar Margaret Murray, which argued that there really had been a witch-cult religion which had been pre-Christian in origin. Cohn notes that accusations of worshiping a beast-headed deity, eating children and committing incest were not new to the witches of Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, but had originally been leveled at Jews in the first century and then at Christians in the second, before being reused against Christian heretical sects like the Waldensians and the Knights Templar during the Late Medieval
Noah's flood : the Genesis story in Western thought by Norman Cohn( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the late eighteenth century until the present day the story of Noah's Flood has been involved also in the conflict between traditional religious beliefs and science and the attempts to harmonize the two. Cohn describes how, while geological and palaeontological discoveries were calling the historicity of the Flood into question, fundamentalists have continued to champion it, even to the extent of searching for the landing site of the ark. Finally, he considers how, in the course of the present century, the story has been interpreted as a solar myth, a lunar myth, a fertility myth, and even (psychoanalytically) as an expression of male resentment against women. Wide ranging and compellingly narrated, the book includes intriguing accounts of the scholars and theologians who endorsed or rejected the Flood story and contributed to its powerful resonance over two thousand years
The pursuit of the millennium by Norman Cohn( Book )

100 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pursuit of the millennium : revolutionary messianism in medieval and Reformation Europe and its bearing on modern totalitarian movements by Norman Cohn( Book )

39 editions published between 1957 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's inner demons : the demonization of Christians in medieval Christendom by Norman Cohn( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Europe's Inner Demons is a fascinating history of the need to imagine antihuman conspiracies and an investigation of how those fantasies make the great European witch-hunt possible. In addition, Norman Cohn's discovery that some influential sources on witch trials were forgeries has revolutionized the field of witchcraft studies, making this one of the most essential books ever written on the subject."--Jacket
Die Protokolle der Weisen von Zion. Der Mythos von der jüdischen Weltverschwörung by Norman Cohn( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1998 in German and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Norman Cohn portraits by Peggy Gale( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire d'un mythe : la "conspiration" juive et les protocoles des sages de Sion by Norman Cohn( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in French and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En deux parties: les "Protocoles" et leurs origines; le rôle historique du mythe des "Protocoles des Sages de Sion". [SDM]
En pos del milenio : Revolucionarios milenaristas y anarquistas místicos de la Edad Media by Norman Cohn( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les fanatiques de l'Apocalypse : millenaristes revolutionnaires et anarchistes mystiques au Moyen Age by Norman Cohn( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in French and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage de 1957 jouxte souvent l'histoire de l'utopie en analysant avec pertinence tous les mouvements millénaristes issus des grandes confessions religieuses et tentant de fixer les promesses révélées de l'au-delà dès ici-bas avec la note négative et presque sadique qu'exprime bien le titre. Un classique
Gold Khan by Norman Cohn( Book )

6 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das neue irdische Paradies : revolutionärer Millenarismus u. myst. Anarchismus im mittelalterl. Europa by Norman Cohn( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Licenza per un genocidio : i Protocolli degli Anziani di Sion : storia di un falso by Norman Cohn( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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5 editions published in 1972 in Hebrew and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blagoslovenie na genot︠s︡id : mif o vsemirnom zagovore evreev i "Protokolakh sionskikh mudret︠s︡ov" by Norman Cohn( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blagoslovenie na genot︠s︡id : mif o vsemirnom zagovore evreev i "Protokolakh sionskikh mudret︠s︡ov" by Norman Cohn( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in Russian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Noah's flood : the Genesis story in Western thought
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Cohn, Norman

Cohn, Norman 1915-

Cohn, Norman (Norman Rufus Colin), 1915-

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Cohn, Norman Rufus Colin 1915-2007

Kohen, Norman 1915-2007

Kon, Norman

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Norman Cohn accademico, storico e sociologo britannico

Norman Cohn britischer Historiker und Schriftsteller

Norman Cohn britisk historikar

Norman Cohn britisk historiker

Norman Cohn Brits historicus (1915-2007)

Norman Cohn brittisk historiker

Norman Cohn historiador británico

Norman Cohn historien britannique

Norman Rufus Colin Cohn

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Кон, Норман

Кон, Норман 1915-2007

Норман Кон

כאהן, נורמן

כהן, נורמן רופוס קולין 1915-2007

כוהן, נורמן 1915-2007

קאהען, נורמן

קהן, נורמן

نورمان كوهين

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The pursuit of the millennium : revolutionary millenarians and mystical anarchists of the Middle AgesCosmos, chaos, and the world to come : the ancient roots of apocalyptic faithNoah's flood : the Genesis story in Western thoughtEurope's inner demons : the demonization of Christians in medieval Christendom