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The Political History of the Devil

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Subject: Daniel Defoe, Demonology, A Plan of the English Commerce, The True-Born Englishman, Memoirs of a Cavalier
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The Political History of the Devil

The Political History of the Devil is a 1726 book by Daniel Defoe.[1]

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 on 18th-century Presbyterian – he blames the Devil for the Crusades and sees him as close to Europe's Catholic powers.

Trivia

The book listed as one belonging to Mr Tulliver and read by his daughter Maggie in The Mill on the Floss".[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ McInelly, Brett (Autumn 2006). The Political History of the Devil. Textual Cultures, 1(2): 175-177.(subscription required)
  2. ^ The Mill on the Floss: Book one chapter 3; Mr Riley Gives his Advice

Further reading

  • Baine, Rodney M. (1962). Daniel Defoe and "The History and Reality of Apparitions". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 106(4): 335-347.(subscription required)
  • Hudson, Nicholas (1988). 'Why God no Kill the Devil?' The Diabolical Disruption of Order in Robinson Crusoe. The Review of English Studies, 39(156): 494-501. (subscription required)

External links

  • Online at Archive.org
  • Literary Encyclopedia entry


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