The History of Hell (Harvest Book)

3.84 avg rating
( 481 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780156001373: The History of Hell (Harvest Book)

This is a survey of how, over the past 4000 years, religious leaders, poets, painters and others have visualized hell - its location, architecture, furnishings, purpose and inhabitants. From the beginning of recorded history people all over the world have believed in an afterlife which includes the concept of hell. Hell has always inspired more interest than heaven, especially among painters and poets. Medieval paintings, the extraordinary creations of Hieronymous Bosch, the darker visions of Dore, William Blake's inspired images and poetry, and the descriptions of hell by Virgil, Marlowe, Milton, Goethe, Byron and many others have all contributed to our understanding of the subject. In our own day, Sigmund Freud may be said to have had insight into the darker regions of the soul. This historical study surveys the many versions of hell - the Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Old and New Testament versions and the hells of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation and later centuries. Our ideas of hell are constantly changing, and this illustrated history, from Gigomesh to Samuel Beckett, attempts to show how they are changing and why.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Turner, Alice K.; Donadio &. Olson
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801560013730000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Alice K. Turner
Published by Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0156001373

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Turner, Alice K.
Published by Harvest Books / Harcourt Brace, San Diego (1995)
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
RON RAMSWICK BOOKS, IOBA
(CARLSBAD, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvest Books / Harcourt Brace, San Diego, 1995. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. "Sinfully delicious." Illustrated with color and B&W plates. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 21575

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Turner, Alice K.
Published by Harvest Books / Harcourt Brace, San Diego (1995)
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
RON RAMSWICK BOOKS, IOBA
(CARLSBAD, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvest Books / Harcourt Brace, San Diego, 1995. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. "Sinfully delicious." Illustrated with color and B&W plates. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 24477

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Turner, Alice K.; Olson, Donadio &
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156001373 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4685996

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Turner, Alice K.
Published by HARVEST BOOKS (1995)
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, 1995. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780156001373

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Alice K Turner, Donadio Olson
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Harvest.. 249 x 193 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A lively.generously illustrated (Washington Post Book World) survey of how, over the past four thousand years, religious leaders, artists, writers, and ordinary people in the West have visualized Hell-its location, architecture, purpose, and inhabitants. Illustrations; full-color inserts. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780156001373

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Turner, Alice K.; Donadio & Olson
Published by Mariner Books (1995)
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0156001373

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Alice K Turner, Donadio Olson
Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Harvest.. 249 x 193 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A lively.generously illustrated (Washington Post Book World) survey of how, over the past four thousand years, religious leaders, artists, writers, and ordinary people in the West have visualized Hell-its location, architecture, purpose, and inhabitants. Illustrations; full-color inserts. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780156001373

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Turner, Alice K.
Published by Mariner Books (1995)
ISBN 10: 0156001373 ISBN 13: 9780156001373
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0156001373

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book