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Published: 04 March 2020

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780198850465

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Demonic Possession and Lived Religion in Later Medieval Europe

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa

Oxford Studies in Medieval European History

  • Presents a view of demonic possession in later medieval Europe as a social phenomenon
  • Offers a novel approach to the themes of gender, hagiography, the diabolical, and mental disorders
  • Delivers a novel analysis of the canonization processes
  • Provides a wide geographical coverage with careful contextualization of cases, and especially comparison between Southern and Northern Europe