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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Norman Rufus Colin Cohn FBA (12 January 1915 – 31 July 2007) was a British academic, historian and writer who spent fourteen years as a professorial fellow and as Astor-Wolfson Professor at the University of Sussex. He is known for such books as The Pursuit of the Millennium (1957).



  • The Horns of Moses Commentary vol. 3 (September 1958)
  • The Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy: A Case Study in Collective Psychopathology Commentary vol. 41 no. 6 (June 1966) 35
  • Monsters of Chaos Horizon: Magazine of the Arts no. 4 (1972) 42
  • Permanence de Millénarismes Le Contrat Social: revue historique et critique des faits et des idées vol. 6 no. 5 (September 1962) 289
  • Adamo: the Distinguished Savage The Twentieth Century vol. 155 (January 1954) 263
  • The Saint-Simonian Extravaganza The Twentieth Century vol. 154 (July 1953) 354
  • The Magus of the North The Twentieth Century vol. 153 (January 1953) 283
  • The Saint-Simonian Portent The Twentieth Century vol. 152 (July 1952)
  • How Time Acquired a Consummation Apocalypse Theory and the End of the World (1995) 21-37(compilation)

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