People's reactions to the change. Discusses various forms of hysteria, apocalyptic vision and pronouncements that result from the change of one millennium to another. Connection between measurement of time and belief in the supernatural. Millennial religious thought. Cosmic signs. The millennium book HISTORIES written in the 1030s by the monk Ralph Glaber.
The change from one millennium to another is often an occasion for various forms of hysteria, apocalyptic visions and pronouncements, a sense of great... more
The change from one millennium to another is often an occasion for various forms of hysteria, apocalyptic visions and pronouncements, a sense of great change, new possibilities, and so on. In truth, when our calendar changes from one millennium to another is arbitrary in that the west decided when the calendar began, changed that calendar a couple of times since, and has not linked the change to any cosmic event that would be unique. Still, people have a visceral reaction to the change and see the change as monumental and cosmically significant. This is true today, and it was true in the change form the first to the second millennium A.D. during a much more religious and much more superstitious time.
Damian Thompson notes the nature of these time changes when he writes that the "measurement of time is inextricably bound up with
Discusses the rule of Muhammad Ibr al-Ahmar. The Nasrid Dynasty in Moorish Spain. Historical context in which Muhammad I flourished. Conditions that led to construction of the Alhambra Castle in Granada and its symbolic role. Forces of resurgent Christianity. Christian-Islam alliance against fanatical Muslims. Religious tolerance by Muslims and Christians. Outline.
Islamic Rule in Spain Under Muhammad I Thesis: Under Muhammad I, founder of the Nasrid Dynasty in Moorish Spain, Granada became a unique center... more
Islamic Rule in Spain Under Muhammad I Thesis: Under Muhammad I, founder of the Nasrid Dynasty in Moorish Spain, Granada became a unique center of culture and the arts, even though the rest of Spain was being drawn into the chaos of the Christian "reconquista." I. Introduction: Scope of research II. Alhambra as visible symbol of Nasrid Spain Historical context for architectural achievement important to understand Successful Islam expansionism into Iberia, 9th century onward Crusades a contrary dynamic after 11th century III. Christian success against Islam Spain Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, 1212 Christia