By exploring their sex lives, The Fires of Lust brings ordinary medieval people to life.
Women who sold sex and men who sought sex with other men shaped the emergence of modern Paris.
Elberskirchen sounds to us today like an extraordinary voice. Yet what is striking is that she was rather ordinary.
‘The witch is a witch not only because she magically devours, destroys, or rides wolves, but also because she has sex with the devil.’