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March 3, 2022

The Strange Case of Ermine de Reims

In the Middle Ages, demons were a well-known threat to even the most devout Christians. This week, Danièle speaks with Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski about the strange case of Ermine de Reims, a late medieval woman plagued by demonic visitations.

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Pittsburgh. A past president of the Medieval Academy of America, Renate does research on French literature, religious and political history, and the history of medicine. Click here to follow her on

Her book, The Strange Case of Ermine de Reims: A Medieval Woman Between Demons and Saints, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2015.

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