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  • Richmond Literature Festival: Dr Steve Davies

    In a year when books have been more important than ever, Richmond Literature Festival is back with a programme of inspiring and surprising events.

    Wednesday 25 November 2020
    19:30 - 20:30


    Dr Steve Davies will be discussing his new book, The Streetwise Guide to the Devil and All his Works, which looks the history and development of the idea of the Devil and the way it has been understood and represented in literature, art, music and film.

    From 1979 until 2009 Dr Davies was Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Economic History at Manchester Metropolitan University. While there, he taught courses on a range of topics, including world history, the history of crime and the criminal justice system in the UK, and the history of the Devil. He was co-editor with Nigel Ashford of The Dictionary of Conservative and Libertarian Thought (Routledge, 1991) and wrote several entries for The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism edited by Ronald Hamowy (Sage, 2008), including the general introduction.

    He is also the author of Empiricism and History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), The Wealth Explosion: The Nature and Origins of Modernity (Edward Everett Root, 2019), The Economics and Politics of Brexit: the Realignment of British Public Life (AIER, 2020), and of many articles and essays on topics including cultural history, and the history of crime and criminal justice.

    Among his other interests are science fiction and the fortunes of Manchester City.

    See the full programme and book tickets (from 06/10/20) at