Damned by Robert Muchembled
An Illustrated History of the Devil

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Damned explores the long, dark history of one of the most influential figures in Western history: the Devil. With an extraordinary array of images from medieval illuminated manuscripts and Renaissance painting to modern cinema, comic strips, and advertising, Damned portrays the Devil in both religious and secular realms, while the text traces the Devil's evolution from the sadistic beast of the monastic imagination to the Devil who lurks inside every pleasure-seeking individual today.

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Published August 19, 2004 by Seuil Chronicle. 200 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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This wickedly attractive coffee-table book by Muchembled, a Parisian scholar who specializes in the history of witchcraft, traces the devil from the 12th century to the present.

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