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Published: 17 November 2015

304 Pages | 35 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198749073

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The Devil in Disguise

Deception, Delusion, and Fanaticism in the Early English Enlightenment

Mark Knights

  • Illuminates the impact of the two British revolutions of the seventeenth century - and the shifts in religious, political, scientific, literary, economic, social, and moral culture that they brought about
  • Uses the dramatic story of the Cowpers of Hertford a microcosm of this changing world - a tale of murder, bigamy, a scandalous novel, and a tyrannized wife
  • Shows how the early Enlightenment was shaped by local and personal struggles on the ground rather than just the great thinkers of the time