- The Political History of the Devil
The Political History of the Devil" is a book by Daniel Defoe( 1726).
General scholarly opinion is that Defoe really did think of the Devil as a participant in world history. He spends some time discussing Milton's "
Paradise Lost" and explaining why he considers it inaccurate.
His view is 18th century Presbyterian - he blames the Devil for the
Crusadesand sees him as close to Europe's Catholic powers.
* [http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=7420 Literary Encyclopedia entry]
* [http://www.pickeringchatto.com/defoesatire.htm "Satire, Fantasy and Writings on the Supernatural by Daniel Defoe"]
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