The Political History of the Devil

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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.

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

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  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

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