Pandemonium : A Visual History of Demonology

Edward Simon

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Pandemonium: An Illustrated History of Demonology presents for this first time Satan’s family tree, providing a history and analysis of his fellow fallen angels from Asmodeus to Ziminiar. Throughout there will be short entries on individual demons, but Pandemonium will be more than just a visual encyclopedia. It will also focus on the influence of figures like Beelzebub, Azazel, Lilith, and Moloch on Western religion, literature, and art. Ranging from the earliest scriptural references to demons in the New Testament through the Enlightenment and Romantic eras when our devils took on a subtler form, Pandemonium functions as a compendium of Lucifer’s subjects from Dante’s The Divine Comedy to John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and all points in between. ?Containing rarely seen illustrations of very old treatises on demonology as well as more well-known works by the great masters of Western painting, this book will celebrate the art of hell like never before!

Ed Simon is a staff writer for The Millions, which the New York Times has called “the indispensable literary site,” as well as an editor for the popular British site Berfrois, which focuses on “Literature, Ideas, Tea.” A widely published and prolific freelance writer who holds a PhD in English from Lehigh University, his work has appeared on most major American literary and journalistic sites. He is also the author of several published books, including America and Other Fictions: On Radical Faith and Post-Religion, which was published by Zero Books in December 2018, and Furnace of This World: Or, 36 Observations about Goodness, also released by Zero Books in September 2019. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Art , Art Reference, History & Theory
Published Date
25 / 11 / 2021

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