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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and statues was to be replaced by learning to read the English Bible. Literacy, however, isn't easy, even now. Taking up the issues of iconoclasm and literacy from the perspective of recent research in cognitive neuroscience, this essay explores the reformers' misunderstandings about how people could...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 425–438.
Published: 01 September 2010
...David Aers; Nigel Smith This special issue is devoted to the English Reformations and current historiography. The title intentionally pluralizes the traditionally singular noun Reformation to signify a scope that includes both the early Reformation (through to 1547) and continuing senses...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 25–54.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Anastasia Stylianou Early modern Anglo-Hellenic relations have received little scholarly attention; however, Greek Christianity had a significant influence on the English Reformations. This article analyzes sixteenth-century English textual contacts with, and constructions of, Greek Christianity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Press Life Writing for the Counter- Reformation: The English Translation and Reception of Teresa de Ávila s Autobiography Danielle Clarke University College Dublin Dublin, Ireland On December 19, 2017 in Paris, the art world was stunned by a record- breaking sale of a self- portrait by a seventeenth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Polly Ha This special issue seeks to expand the intellectual landscape of English Protestantism over the course of its long Reformation from the early sixteenth through the late seventeenth centuries. England's protracted conflict over its Protestant identity encouraged the diversification of its...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 531–548.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the executions of four priests: Edmund Campion and Alexander Brian in 1581, Edmund Geninges in 1591, and Robert Southwell in 1595. In the narratives of these deaths, we can see how English Reformations not only occasioned new relic-making by English Catholics, but also, paradoxically, resulted in relic cults...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 301–340.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Ryan Perry; Allan F. Westphall This essay represents a new approach to the highly conflicted responses of scholars from the period of the English Reformation to medieval religious literature. Recent studies of sixteenth-century antiquarian engagements with medieval literature have thrown much light...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 341–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Hilton, as well as in Protestant biblical commentaries, devotionals, and poetry throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. English reformers like John Bale, knowingly or otherwise, developed a ritualized language of divine revelation that was rooted in the mystical tradition, and this discourse...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., participatory grammar of suffering? In attending to these questions, the article sets Shakespeare’s play against the backdrop of ritual practice across the divide of the English Reformation, reflecting on how early modern cultural change matters to this tragic play’s own ritual and cultural work. Copyright ©...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 2010
... fate of the soul was vigorously defended by William Tyndale in his debate with Thomas More.2 Yet mor- talism became a significant feature of the continental “radical Reformation” rather than of the Calvinist theology that shaped later-­sixteenth-­century English Protestantism: Calvin...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 87–116.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Kirsten Macfarlane The English Hebraist John Lightfoot has a Janus-faced legacy. On the one hand, he is known among historians of the British Reformation for his participation in the Westminster Assembly (1643 – 52), for which his journal remains a crucial source of evidence. On the other hand...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 293–316.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of Archbishop Matthew Parker and his scholars, who sought precedents in Anglo-Saxon legal and ecclesiastical sources that would support their progressive agenda to return to the model of the church in the English past rather than seek any new reformation of the contemporary church. Spenser in his poem seeks...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 335–367.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jay Zysk Situating Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus within the contexts of liturgical history and sacramental theology, this essay argues that the Eucharist provided an influential aesthetic resource for English dramatists in the wake of the Reformation. Drawing on Eucharistic theology, liturgical books...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 251–291.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and Bibliography (London: Royal Historical Society, 1968), no. 895. An especially good study of the English Benedictine reform can be found in Mechthild Gretsch, The Intellectual Foundations of the English Benedictine Reform (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999). 8 Bede, Historia...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 539–566.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Nicky Hallett The representation of time in early modern spiritual self-writing has received little critical attention. This essay seeks to redress that neglect. It focuses on the conception of time in the writings of Carmelite nuns, considering English women’s formulations alongside those...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the early modern period, focusing strictly on the role of social and spatial reform in the making of a new, national history. These are precisely the denigrated blueprints for change, or projects of social engineering that English teach- ers over the years have attempted to banish from students...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (3): 491–517.
Published: 01 September 2018
... outlived the ecclesiastical institution and appealed broadly to the English populace long after the Reformation. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Crusades early modern English crusading romance violence and conversion Huon of Bordeaux Seven Champions of Christendom ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 33–55.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Giles Waller This article traces the dynamic of tragic recognition and conversion through one of the most explicit attempts to consider the central narrative of the Gospels in a tragic mode, Hugo Grotius’s 1608 Christus Patiens (translated into English by George Sandys in 1640). Converting...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 633–657.
Published: 01 September 2020
... pointing indignantly toward heaven. On account of the myth of Constantine as British- born, the first Christian emperor provided a useful comparison to post- Reformation English mon- archs. In Acts and Monuments, Foxe makes this association explicit in his dedicatory letter to Queen Elizabeth, in which...