Cloven Country: The Devil and the English Landscape
Cloven Country: The Devil and the English Landscape by Jeremy Harte
Uncover the dark origins of England's idyllic countryside with Cloven Country. Explore the legends and myths that paint a sinister picture of the rolling hills and country lanes, believed to have been created and shaped by the Devil himself. From tales of rocks hurled into place and valleys carved out by infernal labor to the devilish origins of great roads and scars on the land, these medieval folklore stories paint a picture of an ogre-like Satan, easily fooled by humankind. Learn about how clever individuals outwitted the Devil, striking a blow for the underdog and discover the stories of those who were beyond redemption. Dive into the fascinating world of these distinctly English tales with Cloven Country, a captivating exploration of the dark side of England's pastoral landscape.
Hardcover 1.7" H x 8.1" L x 5.7" W 336 pages
Jeremy Harte is curator of the Bourne Hall Museum at Epsom and Ewell. He is secretary of the Romany & Traveller Family History Society and created the Surrey Gypsy Archive. His previous books include Cloven Country: The Devil in the English Landscape, also published by Reaktion Books.
- Stock: 2
- Weight: 20.00oz
- Dimensions: 8.00in x 5.90in x 1.75in
- ISBN: 178914650X