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Questioning the Millennium

A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown, Revised Edition

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$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50

ISBN 9780674061644

Publication Date: 10/01/2011


224 pages

6 x 9 inches

20 halftones

Belknap Press

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Gould addresses three questions about the millennium with his typical combination of erudition, warmth, and whimsy: As a calendrical event, what is the concept of a millennium and how has its meaning shifted over time? How did the projection of Christ’s 1,000-year reign become a secular measure? And when exactly does the millennium begin—January 1, 2000, or January 2, 2001?

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