The History of Hell. Hell, Alice K. TURNER.

The History of Hell.

New York, NY: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993. First Edition - First Printing. Hardcover. Small quarto. vi + 276 pp. Quarter red cloth with red paper covered boards, black title, etc. to spine. Frontispiece, color illustrations, bibliography and index. Stated first edition. "Here is a lively survey of how, over the past 4000 years, religious leaders, poets, painters and ordinary people have visualized Hell - its location, architecture, furnishings, purpose, and inhabitants. We have hundreds of different Hells to choose from - the Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Egyptian models of antiquity, the Greek, Roman, Old and New Testament versions, the Hells of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth. Our ideas of Hell are constantly changing, and this spirited, copiously illustrated history, from Gilgamesh to Samuel Becket, shows us precisely how they are changing and why." Just a few flecks and shelf-dust to top edge and shelf dust, otherwise Fine in lightly rubbed Near fine dust jacket. (Dust jacket has a price-label on inner flap, else as new - now protected in mylar cover). Item #69647
ISBN: 015140934X

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