de Mayo, Thomas B.
Dr. Thomas B. de Mayo is Assistant Professor of History at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Arizona.2008 0-7734-5242-7
Examines the demonology of William of Auvergne, to determine why and how he constructed his theories out of contemporary lore about demons and other spirits. William was a master of theology in the University of Paris and bishop of Paris from 1228 until his death in 1249, a position in which he served as a major advisor to the young Louis IX. With his demonology he sought to impose an order he considered doctrinally acceptable onto the turbulence of early thirteenth-century France.