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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 225–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Cathedral in fact did not think of their work as belonging to the category of nature but to something entirely different from nature–to the order of creation. Continuing to seek “nature” in the medieval past risks overlooking or misunderstanding some profoundly suggestive materials about how people once...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 657–698.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in the early twelfth century, and a number of Anglo-Saxon manuscript illuminations, produced in the monastic scriptorium at Winchester in the tenth century. A careful examination of these works of art reveals that the makers of the portal at Vézelay, in a triangular process of creation, drew on the earlier...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 135–161.
Published: 01 January 2014
... of “occasional meditation” entails surrendering to attention's “natural vagrancy” rather than resisting it. By allowing experiences that would have formerly counted as distractions to be acts of devotion, Boyle participated in the creation of a new psychological notion of attention. © 2014 by Duke University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 323–342.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., which held that all animal and plant life will perish after the Last Judgment and not be part of the promised “new heaven and new earth,” Bradford argues that creation in its entirety—not just humanity—will joyously be freed from the suffering it has endured since the Fall. © 2015 by Duke University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 221–253.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., and from the doctrine of creation ex nihilo to the threat of Doomsday. But it also attends for the first time to many of the early modern marginalia in the manuscript, marks that reveal how several later readers responded to and ultimately transformed the themes of material and social value that Egerton...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Jonathan Sawday This article explores the relationship between anatomy and geography by examining the creation of “toponymical eponyms” to name both geographical and anatomical features in the period ca. 1500 – ca. 1700. The manufacture of an eponymic system to classify and catalogue features...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 505–518.
Published: 01 September 2000
... (prophetic saying attibuted to Muhammad): “The pen has dried con- cerning what shall be: The Pen, identified by the Prophet himself with the Intellect through which creation takes place, has already inscribed everything that will happen from the beginning of creation to its...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 367–393.
Published: 01 May 2015
... The myth of Pygmalion gives the sculptor a godlike power of creation, endowing the artist with the power to outdo nature and awaken inanimate things into sensate life. Following Ovid’s oblique identification of Pygma- lion’s art with verbal poesis, early modern writers from Petrarch to Shake- speare...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Valerius Terminus, in which Bacon refers to the “first state of creation” of human beings. In a number of his writ- ings, Bacon framed his justifications for the pursuit of natural philosophy in terms of the biblical narrative of the Creation and Fall. The goal of natural philosophy, for Bacon...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 583–602.
Published: 01 September 2016
...). The argument is that Christianity’s tradi- tional understanding of the nature of God, and the relation of God to cre- ation, is compatible with the findings of modern Western science. On this understanding, God radically transcends creation, which is created ex nihilo. Even to say that both God...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
... has foregrounded, that of a giant body: A Multitude of men are made One Person, when they are by one man, or one Person, Represented. (Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651) 118  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 46.1 / 2016 Formation of government is the creation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 173–223.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of knowledge. The key question from a decolonial perspective (confronting and delinking from the coloniality of knoweldge, from knoweldge as regulation) inquires about actors, insti- tutions, circumstances, political projects, and the ethical standing of those who engage in the creation, transformation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 321–365.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in progress.” 6 Creation unfolds as a series of choices. The value of proposing an artist's compositional sequence is that it draws the historian nearer to the processes of decision and revision. Observing change over the course of a career permits a view of how an artist learned from his experience, how...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 2010
... substance derived from God, of which everything is created”; or, to put it more succinctly, a concerted argument for creation ex Deo.4 Matter, for the Milton of the treatise, is consequently not evil or worthless but, as the De Doctrina has it (in Lewalski’s translation), “intrinsically good...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 May 2008
... on medieval history. Yet I would argue that to read The Faerie Queene in isolation from The Ruines of Time is to misunderstand the extent to which Spenser refused to cede epis- temological ground to the humanist historians in his creation of a neomedi- eval history for England. Joseph Levine...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 271–303.
Published: 01 May 2007
... plausibility. Imaginatively, if not discursively, Reformation theology rejected the metaphysical cum religious conception of reality as a “chain of being,” the majestic and harmonious vision of creation as a fixed and all- inclusive hierarchy, a gradual and unbroken ascent and descent of “being...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., working by means unseeable by, and uncontrolled from, the outside. 10 The womb metaphor located poetry deep within the poet s own body, yielding organic, unalienated creation. Lesser / Unbinding the Maternal Body 379 The womb s association with internal inspiration, however, func- tioned only in a purely...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Kinsmen is that literary re-creation may prove nothing more than vulgar recreation. (We are presented, in fact, with a sort of inverted family romance: will the play prove a noble or a base issue?) It is striking, furthermore, how the issues canvassed in the prologue refuse to be contained...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 January 2014
... might be immanent in his creation is countered by Descartes’s revival of a version of the ontological argument, which unlike other arguments for the existence of God does not start from creation and work back to the creator, but establishes God’s existence completely inde- pendently of his...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 January 2013
... performance powerfully brings to mind Roberto Bellarmino’s argument that the ritual drama of transubstantiation is most important in the creation of sacred space.47 Describing divine creation, Bel- larmino argues that God [made] all things from nothing, that is, without a preceding space...