The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology


Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438131917
Category: Demonology
Page: 321
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Explores this dark aspect of folklore and religion and the role that demons play in the modern world. Includes numerous entries documenting beliefs about demons and demonology from ancient history to the present.

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology


Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 9780816073153
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 302
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Brief entries and illustrations introduce topics including individually named demons from a variety of cultures, historical figures, films, and cases of possession.

The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology


Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Facts on File
ISBN: 9780816073146
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 302
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Brief entries and illustrations introduce topics including individually named demons from a variety of cultures, historical figures, films, and cases of possession.

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures


Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488948
Category: Religion
Page: 416
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"This volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. Entries offer descriptions, demon's origins, appearance, and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that populate the earth and plague mankind"--Provided by publisher.

The Dictionary of Demons

Names of the Damned
Author: Michelle Belanger
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738727458
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 384
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The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon’s true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it. Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.

Biblical Demonology

A Study of Spiritual Forces at Work Today
Author: Merrill F. Unger
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825493973
Category: Religion
Page: 250
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"The supreme merit of Biblical Demonology is that it holds closely to the Word of God. . . . It will remain for many years to come the standard treatment of biblical demonology." —Dr. Wilbur M. Smith

The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology


Author: Rossel Robbins
Publisher: Girard & Stewart
ISBN: 9781626549555
Category:
Page: 576
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With research sourced by the world's greatest libraries, Robbins has compiled a rational, balanced history of 300 years of horror concentrated primarily in Western Europe. Spanning from the 15th century through the 18th century, the witch-hunt frenzy marks a period of suppressed rational thought; never before have so many been so wrong. To better understand this phenomenon, Robbins examines how the meaning of "witch" has evolved and exposes the true nature of witchcraft--a topic widely discussed in popular culture, though remarkably misunderstood. First published in 1959, Robbins' encyclopedia remains the most authoritative and comprehensive body of information about witchcraft and demonology ever compiled in a single volume. Lavishly acclaimed in academic and popular reviews, this full-scale compendium of fact, history, and legend covers about every phase of this fascinating subject from its origins in the medieval times to its last eruptions in the 18th century. Accompanying the text are 250 illustrations from rare books, contemporary prints, and old manuscripts, many of which have been published here for the first time. Rossell Hope Robbins (1912-1990), an acknowledged authority on witchcraft, was one of the half-dozen Americans ever elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He authored over a dozen books and nearly 200 articles, including the definitive introduction to the catalogue of the Witchcraft Collection at Cornell University Library in 1979. He was a Commonwealth Fellow, Canada Council Professor, and he received grants from the Modern Language Association of America and from the American Council of Learned Societies. He also served as Chairman of the Middle English Division of the MLA, President of the Medieval Club of New York, research associate at Harvard and Columbia Universities. Robbins has lectured extensively on medieval topics and witchcraft at universities throughout the world.

The History of Witchcraft and Demonology


Author: Montague Summers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317832671
Category: History
Page: 376
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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings or as individual volumes: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

Dictionary of Angels


Author: Gustav Davidson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 002907052X
Category: Religion
Page: 387
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An investigation of the evidence in Talmudic, gnostic, apocalyptic, partristic, and legendary texts concerning immortal, winged beings.

The Encyclopedia of Hell

A Comprehensive Survey of the Underworld
Author: Miriam Van Scott
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 146689119X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
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The Encyclopedia of Hell is a comprehensive survey of the underworld, drawing information from cultures around the globe and eras throughout history. Organized in a simple-to-use alphabetic format, entries cover representations of the dark realm of the dead in mythology, religion, works of art, opera, literature, theater, music, film, and television. Sources include African legends, Native American stories, Asian folktales, and other more obscure references, in addition to familiar infernal chronicles from Western lore. The result is a catalog of underworld data, with entries running the gamut from descriptions of grisly pits of torture to humorous cartoons lampooning the everlasting abyss. Its extensive cross-referencing also supplies links between various concepts and characters from the netherworld and provides further information on particular theories. Peruse these pages and find out for yourself what history's greatest imaginations have envisioned awaiting the wicked on the other side of the grave.

Indian Demonology

The Inverted Pantheon
Author: Narendra Nath Bhattacharyya
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Buddhist demonology
Page: 234
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This Book Deals At Length With The Myths And Legends Pertaining To Various Kinds Of Celestial, Aerial And Terrestrial Demonical Beings And Demon Lore Found In The Vedas, Buddhist, Jain, Epic And Puranic Sources. It Demonstrates How They Have Been Subjected Under Diverse Historical Conditions To The Processes Of Social, Religious And Cultural Transformations.

The Encyclopedia of Angels


Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438130023
Category: Angels
Page: 417
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An encyclopedia describing and giving the history of angels from the time when the earth was created forward, using texts from Hebrew, Arabic, ancient and contemporary works.

Devils, Demons, and Witchcraft

244 Illustrations for Artists
Author: Ernst and Johanna Lehner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613251X
Category: Art
Page: 192
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244 representations, symbols, and manuscript pages of devils and death from Ancient Egypt to 1913. Fascinating graphics depict demons, witches, and warlocks, more. Works by Dürer, Cranach, Holbein, Rembrandt, others.