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The Devil was a commanding figure in Tudor and Stuart England. He played a leading role in the religious and political conflicts of the age, and inspired great works of poetry and drama. During the turmoil of the English Civil War, fears of a secret conspiracy of Devil-worshippers fuelled a witch-hunt that claimed at least a hundred lives. This book traces the idea of the Devil from the English Reformation to the scientific revolution of the late seventeenth century. It shows that he was not only a central figure in the imaginative life of the age, but also a deeply ambiguous and complex one: the avowed enemy of God and his unwilling accomplice, and a creature that provoked fascination, comedy and dread.
The History Press
|Antall sider||252||Dimensjoner||12,5cm x 19,8cm x 2cm|
|Vekt||318 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||British & Irish history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700|
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