Delumeau has devoted his lifework to understanding the fears that have beset the Western mind, particularly since the medieval period. The History Of Paradise continues this questioning, telling the story of how the Western mind from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period conceived the meaning and place of primordial bliss. Illustrations.

History of Paradise 2000, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252068805

Trade paperback

History of Paradise 1995, Continuum, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780826407955