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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 May 2017
... fragments of the past, Elyot does not avoid uncomfortable reminiscences of the senseless destruction of past cultural objects. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Thomas Elyot Biblioteca Eliotae English Dictionary origin myth of Britain national identity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2015) 45 (3): 523–542.
Published: 01 September 2015
... embroidered bedclothes.51 Editors gloss the famous crux with reference to the root word seam, meaning “grease or animal fat used in hawking,” to denote Gertrude’s mark of incest, though the Oxford English Dictionary lists only one recorded use of the term in this way: Hamlet.52 Conversely, in regu- lar...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 49–70.
Published: 01 January 2013
... threat of a divided nation. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a nook as “an out-­of-­the-­way corner” or an “enclosed space” that is “formed by . . . boundaries.”35 Edward II’s desire for a “nook” confines him even as he attempts to break away. Furthermore, if the kingdom is divided equally...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., particularly Robert Henryson’s “Sum Practysis of Medecyne,” made jargon a poetic opportunity. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Jargon and the Matter of Medicine in Middle English...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Allison Adair Alberts This essay argues that the South English Legendary 's life of Saint Margaret, patron saint of childbirth, reflects the devotional practice of imitatio Christi when it represents labor pains not as the shameful curse of Eve but as a miraculous moment in which the mother is...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 263–287.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Carissa M. Harris This essay focuses on Middle English pastourelles, a popular but understudied medieval lyric genre centrally concerned with women's experiences of the threat of sexual violence. This genre offers contemporary audiences a rich and valuable resource for understanding medieval ideas...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 May 2017
... knowledge. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Middle English mystery plays theology knowledge clerical learning sensory experience • • Handling Knowledge: Holy Bodies in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2004) 34 (1): 173–196.
Published: 01 January 2004
... susceptible of sexual connotations, judging from the thirty-one matches of the electronic corpus of the Dictionary of Old English.61 The rendition of miscuit se as hine gemængde is unexceptionable, but one can imagine the translator perhaps feeling some relief that any erotic over- tone the Latin idiom...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 519–537.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the Shirley life, Morris, Durrant, and Hamilton (cited above) made different selections. A short summary of Margaret Clement’s life appears in Joseph Gillow, Biographical Dictionary of English Catholics, 5 vols. (London, 1885), 1:500 – 501. The original manuscript of the “Life” is...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 359–390.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Katarzyna Lecky This essay shows that small-format cartography of the English Renaissance fostered a geographical imagination that placed nonelites at the heart of the nation's collective identity. Cheap maps, guides, and atlases — a staple of the popular print market — were public forms of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... biblical play is also arguably his most medieval play, as its allegorical structure and homiletic themes mimic those of the medieval morality play. While Shakespeare's play participates in the religious celebration of the new monarchy, it does so with rich irony, revealing stark contradictions in English...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 635–655.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Claire Walker The wealth of recent scholarship on early modern English news culture has paid scant attention to women as consumers and producers of news. This article argues that women not only read about the tumultuous events of the Civil War and Interregnum, but that they participated in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2004) 34 (2): 405–438.
Published: 01 May 2004
... English Revolution Maria Magro Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania In 1654 Anna Trapnel, Fifth Monarchist visionary, rabble-rouser, and scourge of Cromwell, was imprisoned and excoriated by a female...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2004) 34 (3): 611–642.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Valerie Forman © by Duke University Press 2004 Transformations of Value and the Production of “Investment” in the Early History of the English East...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2000) 30 (2): 247–274.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Oren Falk © by Duke University Press 2000 The Son of Orfeo: Kingship and Compromise in a Middle English Romance Oren Falk...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 293–316.
Published: 01 May 2011
....’s definition evokes its root sense as an Anglo-­Saxon legal term with a very specific meaning. His terms echo exactly those used by Lawrence Nowell, a scholar working in Parker’s household to produce the first Old English man- uscript dictionary, who likewise explains the Anglo-­Saxon word...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
... substantial English-Dutch dictionary. Hexham’s account of the retaking of Breda by the Dutch in 1637 is an English language contribution to the vast literature concerned with the Smith / Windmills over Oxford  111 sieges and other actions surrounding Breda from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2017
... function as symbols of physical virtues, here identified as “worthy- nesse” and “hardynesse.” The Middle English Dictionary defines worthinesse as “value, significance, importance,” which is perhaps expected, but the word also means “honor, dignity, nobility,” and “strength, prowess.”39 The word...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2015) 45 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 September 2015
... language in the sixteenth century, as was the noun slip for a counterfeit coin (see Oxford English Dictionary Online, httpwww.oed.com, s.v. slip, v.1, 8b and c, and n.4); however, Whitney seems most concerned with its suggestion of a particu- lar kind of labor related to the act of cutting...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 149–172.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Amy Appleford Shakespeare's compassionate presentation of Katherine of Aragon in All Is True is part of a conscious Catholicization of the history of the English Reformation. Neither deliberately inconsistent nor merely a representative of one historical tradition presented by a Holinshedian...