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Norman Cohn

AKA Norman Rufus Colin Cohn

Born: 25-Jan-1915
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 31-Jul-2007
Location of death: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Pursuit of the Millennium

Military service: British Army (Queen's Royal Regiment, 1939-44, Intelligence Corps, 1944-45)

Wife: Vera Broido (m. 1941, d. 2004, one son)
Son: Nik Cohn (author, b. 1946)
Wife: Marina Voikhanskaya (until his death)

    High School: Gresham's School, Holt
    University: Christ Church, Oxford University (1936)
    Lecturer: French, University of Glasgow (1946-51)
    Professor: French, King's College, Durham University (1960-63)
    Fellow: University of Sussex (1966-73)
    Professor: Astor-Wolfson Professor, University of Sussex (1973-80)

    Jewish Ancestry Paternal

Author of books:
The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages (1957, history)
Warrant for Genocide: The Myth of the Jewish World-Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (1967, history)
Europe's Inner Demons: An Enquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt (1975, history)
Cosmos, Chaos and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith (1993, religion)
Noah's Flood: The Genesis Story in Western Thought (1996, nonfiction)


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