Prof Michaela Valente was awarded a Ph.D. in Early Modern History at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome in 2000. She has won fellowships at the Associazione Amici di Anna Maria Battista (1996), Fondazione Luigi Firpo (2000), at the University of Salerno, at CNR. Since 2005 she is Professore Associato of Early Modern History at Università del Molise. She has joined several reseach group in Italy and abroad. She has published essays and books on Jean Bodin, on the demonological debate and on the Roman Inquisition.