The Devil at Law in the Middle Ages

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Medieval miniature depicting Pope Sylvester II consorting with Satan (c. 1460)

During the Middle Ages, the Devil was often depicted demanding a strict adherence to the law, while the Virgin Mary sometimes represented a more merciful application of it. In surprising ways, those attitudes have carried over into contemporary law.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Norman Gilliland Producer
  • Tom Blain Technical Director
  • Norman Gilliland Interviewer
  • David Krugler Guest
  • Karl Shoemaker Guest

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