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HIM, HE, THE DEVIL. EXPLORING THE LATE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SATAN 1400-1650

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Summary

The Devil goes by many names. The slayed dragon, Lucifer, Satan. He is the tempter and the trickster, the fraud and the traitor, the King of this World. The one luring humans into sin. For a large part of the Middle Ages he was an evil force called upon, but in later periods of history he is ever present in the earthly world interfering with human lives and is working his influence over time, corrupting souls through both body and mind.

The many faces of the Devil are the theme of this conference. Scholars have long documented changes in the perception of the Devil and the attitude towards diabolical powers during the Middle Ages and into the early modern period. The conference is intimate and interdisciplinary in scope and we envision the outcome as an edited volume/special issue.