UCL European Institute


Angels, Demons and Hungry Dogs: Magic in the Middle Ages, Dr Sophie Page

27 September 2019

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Sophie Page, Associate Professor in History at UCL, takes us back to the Middle Ages to explore how medieval people imagined the cosmos, and their own world, as swarming with invisible spirits - angels and demons. From a 12th century pious magic text and a 15th century demon conjuring manual to medical illustrations and the natural magic of mandrake roots, this short film offers a glimpse into the beautifully unorthodox side of the medieval European imagination.