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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 135–161.
Published: 01 January 2014
...David Marno This essay traces shifts in meditative practice from Saint Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises to the experimental philosopher Robert Boyle's Occasional Reflections , showing how Boyle's text participates in the evolution of the concept of “attention” as it changes from a spiritual...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 137–167.
Published: 01 January 2019
... privileges spectacle in his competing account of tragedy, paying attention to appearance as well as elegance; because Heinsius’s depiction rests on inappropriate subtleties that tragedy cannot accommodate, the Furies are confusing and unsuitable. At base, then, Balzac and Heinsius fundamentally disagree on...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 583–602.
Published: 01 September 2016
... context, it becomes possible for contemporary Christians to shift their attention from resenting the fact that Christianity no longer provides the West a shared cultural background and teleology to a more productive task: that of identifying proximate common goods and constructing piecemeal shared...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Marina Brownlee “Intricate Alliances” is a phrase that calls attention to the inevitability of contrastive referencing by which the two imperial powers of early modern Europe–Spain and England–have all too often been regarded. This special issue explores in a more nuanced manner, and from a variety...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 January 2009
... examines England and Spain's shared cultural heritage and the trade agreements and dynastic marriages that had linked them closely by blood. Special attention is given to Philip II's entry into London in 1554 as the new English king, a pivotal moment in the rivalry between the two countries. While popular...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 183–200.
Published: 01 January 2009
... considerable time in the Spanish New World before returning to England, where his account of travels in Spanish America helped ease his repatriation and religious reintegration. Gage's attention to New World food, especially the confection and consumption of the Indian drink chocolate, provided English readers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2017) 47 (3): 437–460.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Chaucer's Canterbury Tales , it argues that interpretations of the Bible dependent on these codicological forms are more germane to the understanding of Chaucer's text than Robertsonian hermeneutics. Attention to three kinds of manuscript compilations that include biblical material illustrate some of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2018) 48 (1): 153–182.
Published: 01 January 2018
... considerable attention in regard to the human body. Vesalius’s illustrations provided new information about human anatomy accessible to a much wider audience, and in book II of The Faerie Queene , Spenser allegorizes the body in relation to the question of temperance. The question of temperance is...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 2018
... shrines in St. Albans Abbey Church are of interest both as evidence of the local reception of Shakespeare and Drayton and as situated verses that challenge the dichotomy between text and object. Drawing attention to the impermanence of physical monuments, they also acknowledge their own ephemerality...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2019) 49 (2): 295–317.
Published: 01 May 2019
... relevant events, or to have knowledge of reputation accorded by spatial proximity. The play shows that the legal concept of the witness promoted local rather than central authority, and the play’s own dramatic practices can be theorized through legal concepts. In addition, the play draws attention to the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2009) 39 (2): 225–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
... essay examines the role of “trees of incarnation” as contemplative models in women's religious communities for making Christ present in the imagination and in the world. M. D. Chenu's attention to the category of nature in his historical and theological writings is then revisited in order to propose...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2009) 39 (2): 257–281.
Published: 01 May 2009
... between the B and C texts in their treatment of the subject are given special attention. The emphasis is always on the continuously evolving drama of Piers Plowman as a poem searching for the truth of belief rather than as a poem that expounds a system of already-existing belief. Duke University Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 467–491.
Published: 01 September 2008
... treatment. Our main aim is to focus attention on these nonprofessional voices, on the words of patients themselves or those who, like them, were not trained in medicine. Approaching our subject through this interpretative framework, we provide an example of medical-cultural analysis that documents voices...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2009) 39 (3): 571–595.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and Thomas Nashe. Special attention is given to the sermons preached at Paul's Cross to show how the complex social space surrounding the pulpit was crucial in enabling preachers to express the critique against excesses in apparel. Duke University Press 2009 a...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2009) 39 (3): 597–617.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli The ample record of medieval and early modern sumptuary laws represents an extensive historical period and a broad geographical area. Though scholars have not completely ignored these laws, they deserve far more attention and should be explored from many critical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 2010
... particular attention to poetic treatments of the mortal soul in Lucretius, Marlowe, Milton, and Dryden. Duke University Press 2010 a Dead Souls and Modern Minds? Mortalism and the Early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 293–316.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Hannah Crawforth This essay pays long overdue attention to E.K's glosses of native English words in Edmund Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender (1579). Spenser's practice of using native English words is indebted to the emerging discipline of Anglo-Saxon studies, especially to the methodology of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 539–566.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Nicky Hallett The representation of time in early modern spiritual self-writing has received little critical attention. This essay seeks to redress that neglect. It focuses on the conception of time in the writings of Carmelite nuns, considering English women’s formulations alongside those of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 635–655.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Claire Walker The wealth of recent scholarship on early modern English news culture has paid scant attention to women as consumers and producers of news. This article argues that women not only read about the tumultuous events of the Civil War and Interregnum, but that they participated in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 657–698.
Published: 01 September 2012
... earlier Anglo-Saxon imagery as well as on a number of biblical texts, with the aim of creating something that celebrated tradition but that was also consciously new — something that by way of its originality would capture the attention of its audiences on both an aesthetic and an intellectual level, and...