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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (3): 541–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mary Franklin-Brown; Sarah Kay; Nicolette Zeeman Alone among the French romances of Alexander the Great penned in the twelfth century, Thomas de Kent’s Roman de toute chevalerie reproduces the story of Alexander’s illegitimate birth from the principal Latin source. According to this account...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 617–643.
Published: 01 September 2014
... is organized in Orosius’s universal chronicle, focusing espe- cially on how he represents moments of imperial transition. Then the Liber Floridus may be explored in the way it adapts Orosian patterns and ampli- fies the role of Alexander the Great — already a key figure for Orosius —  into an even more...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 59–84.
Published: 01 January 2002
... had identified Gog and Magog with a wide variety of races and linked their story to Alexander the Great’s. Josephus, for example, equates the peoples of Gog and Magog with the Scythians, and elsewhere describes how Alexander built iron gates in the Caucuses to contain them.10 In the romance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 275–301.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., the consummate mother, who plays Aristotle to her sons’ Alexander the Great, the warrior prince claimed specifi- cally by Guy and Urien as their model in battle immediately before they con- front the Sultan of Damascus in Cyprus (99; 338).17 At stake in these episodes is not the politics of religion...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 161–171.
Published: 01 January 2021
... in Text and Print Culture. Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University Press; Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017. 416 pp. $120.00. Bridges, Venetia. Medieval Narratives of Alexander the Great: Transnational Texts in England and France. Studies in Medieval Romance, vol. 20. Cam- bridge: D. S. Brewer, 2018. xi...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to Alexander the Great covering topics “from ethical and political advice, to prescriptions for diet and hygiene, to astrological lore.”2 Laud Misc. 416 additionally includes the universal history Cursor mundi and John Clifton’s translation of Vegetius’s treatise, De re militari. The final text...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 609–615.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of historical criticism. It was almost univer- sally regarded as the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, produced after the conquests of Alexander the Great had spread Greek across the Mediterranean world and made it one of the principal languages of the Jewish diaspora. Parts...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... storytellers, with Alexander the Great as the intended target; and their toxic tale was reworked in the nineteenth cen- tury in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Rappaccini’s Daughter Perhaps because maidens have been celebrated as both dead and deadly, they are rather more culturally prolific than dead boys...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (1): 119–145.
Published: 01 January 2008
... policy and court politics, and studying them reveals a great deal about the nature of Muscovite political culture (see table 1). Three formerly unstudied texts — dowry inventories (spisok pridan- nykh) from three dynastic weddings — shed important new light on Musco- 120  Journal...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 201–226.
Published: 01 May 2018
... testament, dated in the early s, he is referred to with a double name as “lord Nicholas Alexander” as cofounder of a great tower, whereas in the second testament, dated to November he appears only with the unusual and singular name Nicholas, as “lord Nicholas” as “truly blessed father” of his...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 January 2001
..., and the allies of the emperor of Constantinople prominently featured blacks.38 Strange and exotic warriors in chivalric romances sometimes acquired their own arms adorned with black faces, as did the opponents of Godfrey of Boulogne and Alexander the Great.39...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 397–429.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Honoré Street. Four blind men wearing armor were put into an enclosure, each with a stick in his hand, together with a strong pig that that they could have if they were able to kill it. So it happened, and the battle was so strange, because they gave such great blows with the sticks that they made...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 531–548.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., haire, bones or garments, yea or any thing that hath any spot or staine of their innocent and sacred bloud. Wherein surely great diligence and honorable zeale hath been shewed by diuers noble gentilmen & verteous people, that haue to their great daunger obtained some good...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 413–430.
Published: 01 May 2018
...: Strategien der Horazkom- mentierung bei Cristoforo Landino und Denis Lambin. WeltLiteraturen / World Literatures, vol. . Berlin: De Gruyter, x, pp. Stock, Markus, ed. Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages: Transcultural Perspectives. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, x, pp.; gs...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 593–620.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Paper $29.99. 6. Formations of empire, nation, and state Barletta, Vincent. Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in the Muslim Orient. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. xvi, 253 pp.; 2 illus. $45.00. Beam, Amanda G. The Balliol Dynasty, 1210  –  1364. Edinburgh...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 191–217.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and the feats they play in the night). And if a man consider the original of this great ecclesiastical dominion, he will easily perceive that the Papacy is no other than the ghost of the deceased Roman empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof. For so did the Papacy start up on a sudden out of the ruins...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 119–141.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Alexander’s Doomes-Day, or, the great day of the Lords iudgement describes “those who toil to make the world their owne,” that is, the Spaniards after Lepanto and in the years when, in the flush of that victory, Philip seemed to move to consolidate his European, American, and particularly his Mediter...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 557–571.
Published: 01 September 2015
... such verses great foretokens of their following fortunes were placed”; Sidney’s “The Defence of Poesy” and Selected Renaissance Liter- ary Criticism, ed. Gavin Alexander [London: Penguin, 2004], 6 – 7), or Jacques Fer- rand (“a kind of Divination by the opening of a booke at all adventures...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 197–228.
Published: 01 May 2008
... author’s placing Cathay geohistorically and genealogically by linking Noah’s son “Cham” to the Great “Chan” of Cathay.5 Relations with the East, in other words, whether real or imagined, could have as much to do with cultural self-definition as with anything else, the East playing the role...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 417–434.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... He seduces his aristocratic readership with a subtle play on its identification with his subjects, representing heroes, such as Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar, whom he celebrates yet also cor- rects. Such a pedagogical intent could be realized and favorably received by noblemen only...