Review: The Devil's Atlas is a fascinating look at how the afterlife is shown throughout history

By Colin Steele
April 15 2022 - 2:00pm
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  • The Devil's Atlas: An Explorer's Guide to Heavens, Hells and Afterworlds, by Edward Brooke-Hitching. Simon & Schuster, $49.99.

The Devil's Atlas is a sumptuously illustrated guide, divided into three parts: hells and underworlds; limbo and purgatory; and heavens, paradises and utopias, as reflected throughout history in global cultures and religions.