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978-0-7456-2815-8 / 074562815X

A History of the Devil: From the Middle Ages to the Present

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Publisher:Polity

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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This highly original and engaging book by French historian Robert Muchembled, is a journey through time and space in search of the changing perception and significance of the devil in Western culture.


  • An outstanding book about the changing perception and significance of the devil in Western culture.
  • Robert Muchembled is a well-known historian and an expert on witchcraft, whose work has already been translated into many languages.
  • The author highlights the way that the changing notion of evil is connected to other changes in society at large.
  • Draws on a wealth of examples, from the witch-hunts of the 15th and 16th centuries, to the films of Stanley Kubrick.

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