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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 395–418.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Lady’s Platonic vision of the virtues is central to the formation of her temperate judgment. However, by foregrounding Plato’s account of motivation, Milton bypasses the central role that habituation plays in Aristotle’s understanding of education in the virtues. Milton’s suppression of the importance of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 485–511.
Published: 01 September 2016
... redefines the very term “Reformation” against confession—not with reference to Luther or Calvin but to Desiderius Erasmus, the irenicist hero of the History , for whom doctrine is remarkably simple, unchanging, and conducive to unity. Based on this account of minimal orthodoxy, Brandt introduces a striking...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2017) 47 (3): 545–560.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Andrew Fleck Aemilia Lanyer refers extensively to the Gospels in writing her poem on the Passion, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum . Alluding to the events of Christ's final day, she incorporates details from each of the Gospel accounts of the Crucifixion. Focusing on specific echoes of the translations...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 137–167.
Published: 01 January 2019
... classical underworld. The French critic Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac censured Heinsius on two accounts: first, for mingling sacred and profane figures in a tragedy based on scripture; and second, for expecting audiences to understand the historical complexity of his depiction of Herod’s dream. Balzac...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2011) 41 (3): 463–485.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Joshua C. Birk This essay provides an account of the uncomfortable discrepancies in the way Muslim conversion is depicted among the early Latin histories of the First Crusade. Local contexts within western Europe shaped fundamentally different views of the Crusades. An author writing from within...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 467–491.
Published: 01 September 2008
... belonging to patients who were active in considering, interpreting, and treating disease in an effort to have control over their own bodies. Their voices should be taken into account when writing a cultural history of early modern medicine. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2009) 39 (3): 483–509.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Elizabeth Currie This essay explores the practicalities of making and buying clothing in early modern Florence. Drawing on the household accounts of families associated with the Medici court, together with a range of other archival sources, the essay uncovers complex patterns of interaction between...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Bruce R. Smith Euclidean geometry instructs us to think of space in visual terms as points, lines, and shapes, but a more adventurous geometry would take into account the subjectivity of the perceiver. When we try out that approach on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, situating them within the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... revolutionary transformation of a Church embroiled in Constantinian forms of Christianity. The essay therefore posits a Langlandian vision contrary to some recent trends in the historiography of the late medieval Church and some recent accounts of Piers Plowman itself. Crucial to Langland’s concerns is the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2013) 43 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Olivia Weisser By focusing on firsthand accounts of illness by patients rather than the writing of medical authors, this article shows that the emotions assume a much greater role in early modern explanations of the onset of illness than historians have supposed. In addition to spiritual, physical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 531–548.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Robyn Malo As much recent work on recusancy in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England has shown us, the Protestant Reformation did not instantaneously wipe out the remnants of Catholic belief. This essay takes up sixteenth- and seventeenth-century recusant prose and verse accounts of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2015) 45 (3): 557–571.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Penelope Meyers Usher This essay explores the early modern reemergence of the sortes Virgilianae , a practice that involves opening a bound copy of Virgil (often with a pin) and finding prophecy in the verse upon which the seeker lands. Examining the accounts of the sortes in antiquity and in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2015) 45 (3): 595–613.
Published: 01 September 2015
... harmonies, and in particular the cutting up of text and images and the remnant tatters and drafts left behind as the finished Gospel harmonies that have previously preoccupied critics. Little Gidding emerges as a more vibrant, dynamic, and wordly place than previous accounts have suggested: a kind of noisy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... resolving substantial moral disagreements? Gregory's account of how we have become what we are centers its genealogical answer on the European Reformation of the sixteenth century and on the influences and “unintended” consequences of this Reformation. And Gregory's concentration on the world historical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
... applauded; his reading may likewise be applauded: there are exceptionally useful tracks through entire libraries of books compacted in his notes. On the other hand, the book's ethical purpose (to denigrate the liberal West) profoundly damages the entire project. Gregory's account of the “whatever” culture...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 September 2016
...-progressive standpoint whose validity Gregory evidently means to contest, this essay instead focuses on tensions and contradictions internal to The Unintended Reformation . Key here is the alleged, comprehensive “failure” of post-Reformation Europe. Premising his declensionist account on alternative choices...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 May 2017
... expose clerical learning's dependence on and proximity to lay experiential knowledge. In doing so, they resist the dichotomies that structure other accounts of these figures and demonstrate how theological knowledge does not rest exclusively in any one set of hands. Knowledge, instead, is made manifest...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 327–358.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Elizabeth Allen John Ford's play Perkin Warbeck uses sanctuary, which bookends the life of the titular pretender to the English throne, as a figure for the tension between justice and mercy. The play associates legal sanctuary with the medieval past, as crystallized in Thomas More's account of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 7–30.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Niño de La Guardia (1544), an account of a 1489-90 alleged ritual murder that was instrumental in the Catholic Monarchs' decision to expel the Spanish Jews in 1492. Vegas characterizes the two mother figures in his tale as being deceitful, indifferent, and blind, all traits traditionally used to...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 119–141.
Published: 01 January 2009
... haunting–both in its psychoanalytic and in its Elizabethan and Jacobean iterations–provides a preferable account of the temporality of cultural exchange, of the conflicting sorts of imitation at issue in early modernity, of the uncertainty with which images are valued. The essay examines works by James I...