9781552781692

The History of the Future

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    9781552781692

  • ISBN10:

    1552781690

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

A wry look at the way in which people in the past imagined their own future.

Author Biography

David A. Wilson is a broadcaster and writer who doubles as a Professor of Celtic Studies and History at the University of Toronto. He has written four books and has prepared and presented radio documentaries on subjects ranging from the Salem Witch Trials to Lust and the Seven Deadly Sins. In March 2000, he was the recipient of the University of Toronto's Outstanding Teaching Award. He is known to sample the occasional glass of wine while thinking about the past and contemplating the future

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 1
Prophetic Fallaciesp. 3
The Age of the Spiritp. 33
The Future in Folklorep. 65
Revolution and Revelationp. 90
Utopiap. 130
Serpents in the Gardenp. 168
The Ambivalent Futurep. 215
Predictionsp. 250
Notesp. 264
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