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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Laura Kounine In early modern German witch trials, how defendants looked and moreover how they behaved on trial—physically and emotionally—was crucial to whether they were deemed innocent or guilty. This was particularly the case in trials of witchcraft, a crime that often left little tangible...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 349–375.
Published: 01 May 2020
... behind a population of uprooted, dispossessed, and traumatized individuals. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 German witch trials Margareth Los case legal proceedings justice personal costs of witch hunts Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 50:2, May 2020 DOI 10.1215...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
... are a perfect example of a subject dominated by grand narrative, theories, and the case-­study method. The classic case study of German witch trials focused on hundreds of trials, analyzed them in detail, and sketched out changes over a hundred or hundred and fifty years. I learned a great deal from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 445–467.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... The Witch in the Western Imagination. Studies in Early Modern German History. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. xii, 240 pp.; 43 figs. $39.50. 458  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 43.2 / 2013 Stokes, Laura. Demons of Urban Reform: Early European Witch Trials...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 January 2015
... authority.3 German historians of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries searched for an early medieval Germanic legal tradition, while other scholars looked for the roots of heretic burning in Roman law. Recent studies, however, view these claims skeptically. Indeed none of the early sources...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... The Old French adjectives privi, privance, and priv- eti meant “familiar” as well as “clandestine.” The Middle English term priv- ete “designated both the condition of being private and concealment, or secrecy.”2 The most common Middle High German term, heimlich, is only...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 577–585.
Published: 01 September 2021
... article, Simone Waller shows how Christopher St. German was able to use the medium of print to stage oral dialogues that were represented as expressions of public sentiment being recorded in real time. Despite Sir Thomas More's attempt to debunk these pamphlets’ claim to “liveness” on the grounds...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that the Reformation produced what early modernists, developing an idea coined by the German scholars Heinz Schilling and Wolfgang Reinhard, have come to call confessionalization.49 It produced a crystallization of self-­conscious religious identities which (with Thomas and Bossy) we persist in seeing as 250...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of Female Victims and Perpetrators in German Culture, – (Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House,  –  The Assumption was a widely held medieval belief, even though it was not pro- claimed an article of Catholic faith until Of the vast literature on the Virgin Mary in the Middle Ages...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 387–402.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... The Devil's Art: Divination and Discipline in Early Modern Germany . Studies in Early Modern German History. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2020. ix, 178 pp., 5 illus. $35.00. Dysa, Kateryna. Ukrainian Witchcraft Trials: Volhynia, Podolia, and Ruthenia, 17th–18th Centuries . Budapest...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 653–667.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., Luther und Machiavelli (1513–­1523). Erfurter Studien zur Kulturgeschichte des Orthodoxen Christentums, vol. 10. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015. 433 pp. $97.95. Haberkern, Phillip N. Patron Saint and Prophet: Jan Hus in the Bohemian and German Reformations. Oxford Studies in Historical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 225–248.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Trials. Trans- lated by Marcus Hellyer. Studies in Early Modern German History. Char- lottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2003. xxxvii, 233 pp. $49.50, paper $18.50. Vega, Lope de. Translations of the American Plays of Lope de Vega: “The Dis- covery of the New World,” “The Conquest...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 399–424.
Published: 01 May 2002
... for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001. x, 158 pp.; 4 plates, 1 illus. $22.00. [A vernac- ular recipe collection edited from four thirteenth-century Danish, Ice- landic, and German manuscripts, with a composite translation.] Hadfield, Andrew, ed. Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels: Travel and Colo- nial...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and demanded a good new telling. See, for instance, Nat- alie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Uni- versity Press, 1983), vii – ix, 1 – 5; Thomas Robisheaux, The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village (New York: Norton, 2009), 11 – 14. 3...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., and the Making of Germanic Antiquity. Medieval European Studies, vol 6. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2006. 185 pp. Paper $45.00. Kezar, Dennis, ed. Solon and Thespis: Law and Theater in the English Renaissance. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007. viii, 304 pp. Paper...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
... for salvation, though he defended it as normative. So did others like the fifteenth-­century German theologian Gabriel Biel.33 We must look to areas other than justification to explain the grace in holy oats. Though theologians treated the habitual grace of justification systematically...