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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 119–145.
Published: 01 January 2022
... dissolution by a vision of political economy based on endless cycles of winning and wasting. Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Wynnere and Wastoure Middle English alliterative poetry apocalyptic prophesy list form economics Wynnere and Wastoure , a mid-fourteenth-century...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., the poem contains its existential anxiety within the strict metrical forms of the alliterative long line. Its structure balances assorted visions of death with images of joy, but traditional Old English formulas afford very specific ideas of joy that describe an idealized heroic male world. By reading...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2022
... by Duke University Press 2022 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. medieval and early modern English poetry catastrophe human fate literary form structure and disorder [S]wiche ben the customes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
...-­author and Rich- ard Rolle differ. Rolle’s alliterative aesthetics obtain in his Latinate writings and the prayers they contain as much as they do in his Middle English writings. Famously, as Watson, Theiner, and Liegey have all shown, Rolle’s Latinate alliterative style occurs...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 263–287.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Poetry and Courtly Lyric: The Middle English Pastourelle,” Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 5 (1987): 33 – 61. 28 John W. Conlee discusses the characteristics of these two pastourelle groups in Mid- dle English Debate Poetry: A Critical Anthology (East Lansing, Mich...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 179–208.
Published: 01 January 2003
... for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2002. xxxviii, 137 pp.; 16 black-and- white and 49 color plates. $48.00. Chism, Christine. Alliterative Revivals. The Middle Ages Series. Philadel- phia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002. 327 pp. $57.50. [On the his- torical consciousness of Middle English...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2015
...James Paz Is it possible to reach a deeper understanding of early medieval science through poetry of the period? This article examines how Anglo-Saxon scientia was performed in a practical way, as a kind of craft, in the Old English metrical charms and poetic dialogues of Solomon and Saturn...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 225–248.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Revivals. The Middle Ages Series. Philadel- phia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002. 327 pp. $57.50. [On the his- torical consciousness of Middle English alliterative romance.] Fay, Elizabeth. Romantic Medievalism: History and the Romantic Literary Ideal. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave, 2002. v...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 455–471.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... Woodbridge, Suf- folk: Boydell Press, (2016) 2018. x, 243 pp., 4 maps. Paper $24.95. [Modern English translation of the earliest surviving biography of a medieval knight (1220s), and the first vernacular biography of any layman in European history a Middle English poem extant in a single manuscript: New...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 445–476.
Published: 01 September 2001
... on a tree”; and he himself had said, “There will yet come a day when my children will come and avenge my blood.”28 This is no mere survival of a Hebrew tradition. A thirteenth-century Middle English lyric from the Digby manuscript, “Uuere bep pey biforen vs weren” (“Ubi sount qui ante...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 445–467.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and facing-­page translations of five mixed Latin and Middle English sermons.] Kinney, Angela M., ed. The Vulgate Bible, Volume 5: The Minor Propheti- cal Books and Maccabees. Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, vol. 17. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012. xxxvii, 631 pp. $29.95. [Latin...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 227–260.
Published: 01 May 2018
... an article of the faith in Latin followed by a Middle English paraphrase and extended exposition on the meaning of each. These expositions are furthermore punctuated with additional poetry, scriptural references, and theological excerpts, all also in Latin. Of the four stand- alone Middle English...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., “Bliss's Rule and Old English Metrics,” ANQ 32, no. 4 (2019): 209–13. I tend to subscribe to the version of the four-position theory put forward by Nicolay Yakovlev in the first chapter of his “The Development of Alliterative Metre from Old to Middle English” (D.Phil. thesis, Oxford University, 2008...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of Medecyne,” project this nexus of body and language into the literary sphere of poetry. In the essay that follows I first detail the factors contributing to the particular turbidity of medical discourse in Britain. I then examine a pair of Middle English medical texts to demonstrate how...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 197–216.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., 737 pp.; 6 color maps, 16 color plates. eur 50.00. Jobson, Adrian. The First English Revolution: Simon De Montfort, Henry III, and the Barons’ War. London: Bloomsbury, 2012. xxvii, 239 pp.; 7 maps, 4 tables. $60.00. Kosto, Adam J. Hostages in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Oxford University Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Widsið at line 129b, an analogue suggesting that the phrase may have been formulaic in Old English heroic poetry. 27 As we shall see, this use of formulae to justify their emendation provides crucial context for exposing the affective attachments implicit in their editing methods. The reading...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 545–571.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Old English legislation during the Elizabethan succession crisis, the English Civil War, or the French Revolution and its long aftermath without thinking of what was going on outside one's windows. In comparison, the reception of Old English poetry was shaped only by the final phases...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 47–89.
Published: 01 January 2003
... differences, both Germanic formulaic analysis and typological interpretation share a tendency to lose sight of a central force driving all Old English poetry: the contemporary culture in which these texts were produced and circulated. Taking as they do the textual as their main context—the former...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... imaginative apogee in Pearl, a masterpiece of the late fourteenth- century alliterative revival in Middle English poetry. The anon- ymous poet relates the dream vision of a man mourning his dead daughter, a toddler who had died far too young to claim a virginity tested or proven as holy. As the father...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 317–343.
Published: 01 May 2011
... by Duke University Press conceptually and intellectually. More recently, Nicholas Watson has argued that “both the canon of ‘Middle English mystics’ and the term ‘mysticism’ itself have largely outlived their usefulness to scholars,” calling for “a closer attention to the issues common to works...