A History of the Devil: From the Middle Ages to the Present
January 2004, Polity
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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.