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

by Robert Muchembled

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

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.

A History of the Devil From the Middle Ages to the Present Press Reviews

Only on one level a history of the Devil; on a deeper level it is a history of the shifting and fluctuating status the Devil has occupied in Western culture ... a valuable book, once one has recognized its unusual intentions. Richard Kieckhefer, Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft

Book Information

ISBN: 9780745628165
Publication date: 31st October 2003
Author: Robert Muchembled
Publisher: Polity Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 360 pages
Categories: Cultural studies, Christian theology,

About Robert Muchembled

Robert Muchembled is a professor of history at the University of Paris XIII.

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