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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Thomas Fulton The accession of James I triggered an outpouring of religious literature, including Shakespeare's Measure for Measure , which was performed before a royal audience on December 26, 1604. With over thirty biblical allusions and a conspicuously scriptural title, Shakespeare's most...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Devin Byker This essay explores how Shakespeare's Measure for Measure investigates the possibilities of intercessory speech and action. Intercession was a crucial and diversely realized component to many forms of late medieval religious expression, in which a person would seek the aid of another...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 219–251.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Valerie Allen Christian devotion often focused on holy measurements such as those of Christ's height, side wound, and the nails that pierced him. This article focuses on ones occurring in English manuscripts, primarily from the late fourteenth to the mid‐sixteenth century. The devout touched...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 January 2013
... the built environment of the 1599 Globe Theater, we discover not one measure of space but ten: (1) geographical, (2) temporal, (3) fictional, (4) characterological, (5) social, (6) political, (7) interpersonal, (8) performative, (9) receptive, and (10) phenomenal. The confluence of the ten measures of space...
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Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 2. Line measuring the height of Christ. Philadelphia, Redemptorist Archives of the Baltimore Province (no call number, previously Esopus roll). Image (of facsimile) used courtesy of the Redemptorist Archives, Philadelphia. More
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 September 2023
... that Literary Criticism incurs by its repudiation of intention as a heuristic tool. Apart from its loss of intellectual esteem by peers, any interpretive practice that refuses to intuit intention also loses significant cognitive and ethical purchase. The nature and magnitude of these losses can be measured...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 597–617.
Published: 01 September 2009
... the need for the rich to reserve at least part of their resources for social measures in the form of charity. By regulating luxury through various forms of fines and penalties, sumptuary laws helped to benefit the less privileged and the city in general. Critiques of consumption, of disproportionate...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Church to extend the borders of the Christian faith, albeit in this case through a measured dialogue rather than through open conflict. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 a Corresponding with Infidels: Rome...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 623–640.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in these prefatory texts, namely, the evaluative judgments of others and the philological judgments required of the translator, highlight Heywood's understanding of Seneca's original intention as the only true measure of the English translations. For Heywood, there can be no “intentional fallacy” because intention...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 419–443.
Published: 01 May 2013
... arrangement of the almanac page as well as the almanac’s integration of spatial and temporal systems of measurement produced a distinctive style of travel notation. Both the form and content of these marginalia, I suggest, highlight an additional, understudied discourse of mobility in the early modern period...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 503–531.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Along with Measure for Measure , which Shakespeare seems to have written at roughly the same time and which is likewise based on a tale that appears in Cinthio, Othello represents the moment at which Shakespeare engaged most extensively with spectacular narratives of God's retribution...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 447–451.
Published: 01 September 2007
... literary-historical positioning; Ema Vyroubalova reconsidered England’s relation to the European Renaissance through its troubled cultural ties to Spain; Jenna Lay read recusancy and its reflection in Measure for Measure as evidence of England’s “incomplete Ref- ormation”; and Carol Pal examined...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
... measures the proximities and distances between late medi- eval and Reformed penitential economies, registering a specific Protestant “problem of satisfaction” that developed in the wake of its broader reorienta- tion of human agency in matters of salvation. In what follows I sketch the background...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 349–378.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of such criticism is to read what appears to be a humane, enlightened, or even spiritualized dis- cipline as only a method of political control more effective than corporal punishment. Jonathan Dollimore’s well-known essay on Measure for Mea- sure classically...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 659–670.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Institute Publications, 2003), 247 72; Louise Schleiner, Providen- tial Improvisation in Measure for Measure, PMLA 97, no. 2 (1982): 227 36. ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 287–321.
Published: 01 May 2023
... diagrammatic in this way while never losing touch with the versified frame and overt moral force of the image, it should be possible to see how a well-established science of indirect measurement could go on to inform contemporary construals of the longbowman. On this reading of the mixed mise-en-page , Gower...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to another structure, more readily perceptible to the senses and thus more intuitively measurable — language: Longum carmen est, nam tot uersibus contexitur; longi uersus, nam tot pedibus constant; longi pedes, nam tot syllabis tendun- tur; longa syllaba est, nam dupla est ad...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 119–141.
Published: 01 January 2009
... And the mildly off-color pun staged within the word “Spaniard” is obvious enough — it is both a matter of translation (units of measure in Spain being different from those employed in England, a “yard” in one country might well become a “span” in another) and of national anat- omy, the Spaniard’s member...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 545–560.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in the wake of the Hampton Court Conference, see Thomas Ful- ton, “Shakespeare’s Everyman: Measure for Measure and English Fundamentalism,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 40, no. 1 (2010): 119 – 47, at 121 – 22. 16 As Pamela Benson argues in a forthcoming essay, Lanyer makes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 197–217.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... $29.95. [Facing-page Latin text and English verse translation.] Rosenwein, Barbara H., ed. Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2006. xix, 594 pp.; 1 map, 9 illus. Paper $42.95. Shakespeare, William. Measure...