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Michael Bailey's Biography (Books)

Michael D. Bailey received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where he specialized in medieval European history. He also studied medieval history at the University of Basel and the Ludwig-Maxmilians-Universitat in Munich. He has held academic positions at Bethany College, Kansas, at the University of Cincinnati, at the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame, and at Saint Louis University. He is currently an assistant professor of history at Iowa State University and a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. His principal research interests focus on the history of magic, witchcraft, and superstition in Europe. Among his publications are Battling Demons: Witchcraft, Heresy, and Reform in the Late Middle Ages, and several articles on magic and witchcraft in the medieval period.