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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Chandler Fry While much criticism on the fourteenth‐century English scribe and politician Thomas Usk characterizes him as a self‐interested partisan whose Appeal and Testament of Love lay bare his hopes for material reward from London's rulers, this article argues that Usk's two texts offer...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., writer, and doctor. Compare Thomas Usk’s comment on writers’ “great swetande [sweating] travayle” and his use of agri- cultural imagery: writers “planten” meaning using “sythes of connyng” [scythes of understanding]; they are “noble repers.” Thomas Usk, The Testament of Love, ed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 September 2023
... revolutionary and reactionary. One thinks of Ovid, Boethius, Thomas Usk, Thomas More, Anne Askew, Thomas Wyatt, Henry Howard Earl of Surrey, John Bunyan, and James Naylor, to name a tiny few; the full list is very long and contains many twentieth-century and contemporary names, including Salman Rushdie. Having...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 189–207.
Published: 01 January 2016
....: Edwin Mellen Press, 2014. x, 270 pp. Paper $159.95. Justice, Steven. Adam Usk’s Secret. The Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 224 pp. $49.95. [An exploration of the secretive voice in Usk’s chronicle in light of literary and historical theo- ries...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 May 2014
... poem attributed to James I Stewart (1394 – ­1437).30 Although Middle English lit- erature boasts a handful of examples of Boethian prison writing (Thomas Usk’s Testament of Love, the English lyrics of Charles d’Orléans, and George Ashby’s Prisoner’s Reflections), The Kingis Quair is critical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 645–666.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and Autorität, vol. 30. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. viii, 290 pp. eur 112.00. Johnson, Eleanor. Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. ix, 254 pp. $40.00. Jouanno, Corinne, ed. Figures...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 353–378.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Usk, Thomas. Testament of Love: A Critical Edition. Edited by Gary W. Shawver. Toronto Medieval Texts and Translations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. ix, 354 pp. $125.00. Van Arsdall, Anne, ed. and trans. Medieval Herbal Remedies: The “Old English Herbarium” and Anglo-Saxon Medicine...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., Usk, and Hoccleve (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013). 40 John Brewer, A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century (New York: Farrar and Giroux, 2004). 41 Stanislas Dehaene, Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Inven- tion (New...