A Visual History of Demonology
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- Publication Date: October 19, 2021
- Imprint: Cernunnos
- Trim Size: 7 3⁄4 x 9 7⁄8
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-5638-2
- Page Count: 400
- Illustrations: 400 color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
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!
About the author
Ed Simon is a staff writer for The Millions, which the New York Times has called “the indispensable literary site." A widely published and prolific freelance writer who holds a PhD in English from Lehigh University, his work has appeared in most major American literary and journalistic sites. He is also the author of several published books, including Furnace of This World: Or, 36 Observations about Goodness and Printed in Utopia: The Renaissance's Radicalism, both released by Zero Books. In April of 2021 Belt Publishing will be releasing his short An Alternative History of Pittsburgh and Broadleaf Books will be releasing his co-edited anthology The God Beat: What Journalism Says about Faith and Why it Matters in June of 2021. He lives in Washington, D.C.