• "Interesting and informative...a fascinating brief history of a powerful but often hidden thread in Western ways of thought"

  • "The aim of Apocalypses is to understand rather than condemn, and in this Weber succeeds brilliantly. A scholar who writes with a light touch, he has illuminated an important swathe of history which most respectable historians tend to neglect"

    John Gross, Mail on Sunday
  • "Written with the erudition and lucidity for which Eugen Weber is famous...a stimulating book"

    Roger Scruton, The Times
  • "An upbeat look at the end of the world...a fascinating and stylish book"

    Jonathan Sale, Daily Telegraph