Rebecca Johnson


Advisor: William C. Jordan

Interests: Late medieval and early modern Mediterranean Europe; popular religion and the cult of the saints; pregnancy and childbirth; medieval medicine and healing; magic and divination; ghosts, purgatory, and the afterlife; medieval notions of madness, possession and exorcism.

Dissertation Title: “Praying for Deliverance: Childbirth and the Cult of the Saints in the Later Medieval Mediterranean”

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