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

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Wiley, Jan 16, 2004 - History - 360 pages
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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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Robert Muchembled is a professor of history at the University of Paris XIII.

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