This project investigates the layman’s view on the Devil in the first half of the 13th century. Based on an analysis of Aron Gurevich’s Medieval Popular Culture and Categories of Medieval Culture and Robert Muchembled’s A History of the Devil and an analysis of the medieval collection of “miracle stories” found in Dialogus Miraculorum (1219-1223) by Caesarius of Heisterbach, the project concludes the following: the Devil was to the layman in this period not a uniform manifestation of evil, but rather a character operating within a loosely defined spectrum between the natural order and the supernatural order, assuming many different functions within medieval society, while at times even crossing the boundary between good and evil.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 maj 2016|
- The Devil, Devil, Medieval Mentality, Mentality Studies
- History of mentality, The Mentality of medieval humans, Gurevich, Muchembled, Caesarius