The Political History of the Devil


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 Crusades and sees him as close to Europe's Catholic powers.

External links

* [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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