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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 421–459.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Kurt Schreyer This essay proposes a sixteenth-century provenance for the ass’s head in A Midsummer Night’s Dream , a history that includes orthodox liturgies and festivals, mid-century Reformed polemics, and above all provincial mystery plays. What would it mean if this famous prop was inspired...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of this tradition by the forces of commerce in The Three Ladies of London and The Three Lords and Ladies of London , and Jonson’s hilarious use of the tradition in The Devil Is An Ass . Ordinary language philosophy helps to reveal what is at stake in this verbal drama of recognition. © 2012 by Duke University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 657–698.
Published: 01 September 2012
... by the faithful ox and ass below Indeed, the English monk Bede explains this symbolism of the two peoples, in one of his Christmas homilies, in a manner remarkably evocative of the Nativity in the Galba Psalter, with its altarlike crib: It was on account of the preeminent sacrament that, when...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 447–451.
Published: 01 September 2007
... manuscript circulation among Samuel Hartlib’s circle as a sign of incomplete “transition” to early modern print culture. At the University of Pennsylvania, Kurt Schreyer observed Shake- speare fashioning drama from a medieval remnant (the ass’s head); Jon Hsy considered the complex urban temporalities...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 215–239.
Published: 01 May 2003
... / $2.00. Abraham signifies God the Father, and Isaac Christ. The mountain, on which he was to be sacrificed, expresses the height of the Lord’s charity. The two young men waiting with the ass designate the gentiles and the infidel Jews consenting in the death of the Lord...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 579–594.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of the nurs- ery, in simple and restrained language and subsequently to set down this paraphrase in writing with the same simplicity of style (stilo Compare this advice with a remarkable scene from the Golden Ass of Apuleius, composed less than a century later. Having heard a fantastic story by a crazy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., and saddle me for the Asse; that is, take me, and lay me upon thy Asse, better be a burthen then lie here for old Phoberon. (69) Sexual travesty is never far away: And burnt all those excommunicated Books.] Some books more than others incline men to madnesse...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
...]se cokis to ordeyne þe King and þe Quene erliche here dyner ne sopers, but a simple carpenter and his pore wif, fer fro hom[e] in a straunge contre—þei nadde but simple cloþis at hom[e], and so simple here—þe child in þe stalle bifore oxe and asse; and þis is a simple household, to rikene al ifere...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 89–115.
Published: 01 January 2016
... briefly visits     une cymentiere Ou estoyent les trespassés; Par les tombes congneux assés Ceux qui gisoient en la terre, Qui onques ne furent lassés D’amer loyaulment sans meffaire. (27.211 – 16) [a cemetery where the dead lay; from the tombs...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 May 2022
... a hierarchy Gower considered to be established by natural law. The narrator soon discovers asses who have cast aside their “former usefulness” and are now “braying” continually “hee-haw,” pursuing the “more tasty food” reserved for Gower and the ruling elite. These asses recruit other beasts to help them...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 339–374.
Published: 01 May 2000
... comically. In The Devil Is an Ass (1616), for instance, Ben Jonson capitalizes on a popular association of Lancashire with occultism in order to emphasize the “real” evil of London. When the naive devil Pug asks to be sent to the city to practice his tricks, Satan simply scoffs at the request, telling...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 179–198.
Published: 01 January 2023
.... Balaam's Ass: Vernacular Theology before the English Reformation, Volume 1: Frameworks, Arguments, English to 1250 . The Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022. 640 pp., 5 tables. Hardcover, ebook. Yoder, Peter James. Pietism and the Sacraments: The Life and Theology...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 401–420.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 29.00. Ellis, Roger, ed. The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English, Vol- ume 1: To 1550. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. x, 485 pp. $190.00. Gaisser, Julia Haig. The Fortunes of Apuleius and the “Golden Ass”: A Study in Transmission and Reception. Martin Classical Lectures...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 531–547.
Published: 01 September 2007
... capacity to intervene purposefully in the human world, furnishes another arena for negotiation of these differ- ences. Noah’s rainbow, Balaam’s talking ass, the Magi’s star, and Octavian’s vision of the Virgin and Child constitute the most spectacular examples of such intervention; the healing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 431–448.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Ages as at times barbaric, brutish (“I’m gonna get medieval on your ass”) and at other times as the haven of “simpler times.” A recent use of this second version of The Middle Ages (often conflated with aspects of the Renaissance Faire) was the topic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 373–398.
Published: 01 May 2008
... philosophie de la Renais- sance et de l’Âge Classique. Bibliothèque Philosophie de Louvain, vol. 64. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Editions de l’Institut Superieur de Philoso- phie; Leuven, Belgium: Editions Peeters, 2005. 246 pp.; 1 table. Paper $39.00. Hobgood-Oster, Laura. Holy Dogs and Asses: Animals...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 325–346.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to a barber is like confiding it to a Levantine Jew, as the example of the barber of King Midas (who revealed how the king had the ears of an ass) completely manifests it.”24 The barbershop in Renaissance Italy, it would seem, was a place of free-flowing, circulating information and gossip — a point...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 393–416.
Published: 01 May 2011
... transferred by the Pardoner to the married couple whom he swin- dles, allowing him to reap the spoils of his corrupt practices while others perform the ass-­kissing. The clergy’s power in Scotland also prevents members of the pol- ity who want to marry from doing so, as is seen in the case...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 543–570.
Published: 01 September 2002
... life in favor of one of ostenta- tion—and debt: A clownes sonne must be clapt in a velvet pantophle, and a velvet breech, though the presumptuous asse be drownd in the Mercers booke, & make a conney of all his lands to the usurer for com- modities: yea the fop must goe like...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 397–429.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Romance of Alexander and its miniatures, Alexander first encounters the Indian king Porus after visiting the ocean's depths. Below his bathysphere descent illustrated on fol. 50r, the lower margin features on the left boys tilting, mounted on an ass and a dog, and a cockfight on the right, presaging...
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