A History of the Devil
from the Middle Ages to the Present
By (author) Robert Muchembled
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History of the Devil by Robert Muchembled
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745628165
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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.
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Author Biography - Robert Muchembled
Robert Muchembled is a professor of history at the University of Paris XIII.
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