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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 January 2022
.... Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Old English Fortunes of Men human fate death and consolation alliterative long line social norms The first half of the Old English poem known as The Fortunes of Men , sometimes called The Fates of Men or The Fates of Mortals , offers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 93–117.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Patricia Clare Ingham Engaged with insights from trauma theory, this essay offers a reading of Geoffrey Chaucer's Knight's Tale as a profound meditation on catastrophe and survival. This account refocuses the Knight's Tale 's famous oscillation between consolation and devastation, philosophy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to this logic of providential exchange. She favors, as any reader will note, chias- Lesser / Unbinding the Maternal Body 381 mic formulations whereby pain cannot be separated from promise.19 Thus death the door of lasting life became, she writes after the Fall (5.199). Unlike the materialist chaos...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and, more broadly, in premodern Anglo-­Scots culture. I start with Boethius and The Consolation of Philosophy, with its understand- ing of a ruler’s moral failure as a form of imprisonment by passions. I then turn to The Kingis Quair (or “The King’s Book a fifteenth-­century prison poem traditionally...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2015
...- fraternities became invested in devising a regime to console the condemned brought to the gallows so that in their last hours they could endure hate, impatience, and despair, or by looking at how people chose to unite cultural practices and art in the representation of a horrific death, as in the cases...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Patricia Phillippy Following three-year-old Henry Montagu’s death in 1625, his father installed a memorial comprised of three objects in Barnwell All Saints Church. In addition to an alabaster monument, Sidney Montagu incorporated into his memorial program a thirteenth-century piscina (a basin...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 163–195.
Published: 01 January 2007
...” [amica de un castellano] (132; II.7.31), her subsequent willingness to be “consoled” by sex with each lover for the death of a previous one bespeaks a mutability that, it seems, can only be rational- ized as a female victim’s accommodations to the “diversi accidenti” (II.7.1) that befall her...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2014
... consolations and had always asked his pardon, but he called her to a greater work with a more committed vocation when she sought him [after his death] and he appeared to her in his resur- rected flesh. Once she heard his beloved voice speaking to her, Mary came to know within...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 521–544.
Published: 01 September 2013
... [to write the Specchio], and the affectionate request of several devout people who asked me to write down in the vernacular the sermons I had preached on the theme of true penitence, for the use and consolation of all those who will desire to read them.26 Texts like...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 225–245.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Latin Ecologues [Buccolicum carmen]. Translated by David R. Slavitt. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 146 pp. xii, $55.00, paper $25.00. [English verse translation.] Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy [De consolatione philosophiae]. Translated by David R...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 285–311.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Gower's poetic sophistication, many of the chroniclers follow his paradigm, stripping the rebels of their rationality and their speech. 18 It remains for us to consider one more relevant rhetorical strategy in literature of the 1381 Revolt. After the Black Death there was an increased fear...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 469–491.
Published: 01 September 2007
... is the young Winifred Wagner, Welsh by birth, and vocationally Teutonic, who is to be somewhat consoled after Siegfried’s (natural) death in 1930 in the arms, probably in the bed, of Adolf Hitler. There are some queer associations here. First with Partonopeu: 750 years later, the lure...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... virgin martyrs, claim a trium- 278 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 42.2 / 2012 phant place in God’s celestial court. Grieving parents seem to have found consolation — even self- interested consolation — in this happy suggestion. Thus, Edward III responded to the untimely death...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 89–115.
Published: 01 January 2016
... physical interaction with the first-­person lover-­narrator: they punish, assault, or imprison him; they console or heal him. In the fifteenth century, such vision-­narratives tend to adopt real-­world professional dis- courses, such as legal or medical language and imagery. Allegory’s moral- izing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 531–548.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the executions of four priests: Edmund Campion and Alexander Brian in 1581, Edmund Geninges in 1591, and Robert Southwell in 1595. In the narratives of these deaths, we can see how English Reformations not only occasioned new relic-making by English Catholics, but also, paradoxically, resulted in relic cults...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 335–351.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey There is something very northern about the title: “Heare followeth certaine verses made upon the death of this aforesaid Author Roger Breierley: by William Aglin: minister.”1 Breierley being the name of a town near Barnsley...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2007
... from Arthur’s clerks that his death will be caused by loss of Lancelot’s company, Galeholt seeks to hide the awful truth by inventing a false explanation for his sorrow. He tells Lancelot that he has just learned of the death of his mother, but that Lancelot’s pres- ence consoles him: si...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 407–427.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., by undergoing a conversion — a transformation of self through its Lerner / Donne’s Annihilation  423 annihilation — that renders the initiation of the act of martyrdom a form of passive openness. In his final sermon, “Deaths Duell, or, A Consolation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... indeed derive from the Consolation of Philosophy, which begins with its poet-­dreamer in the gloom of old age: “For eelde is comyn unwarly upon me. . . . Heeris hore arn schad overtymeliche upon my heved, and the slake skyn trembleth of myn emptid body.”8 In a more obscure corner...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 561–584.
Published: 01 September 2001
... devotion in seventeenth-century England move away from identification with the spectacularly gruesome suffering of the crucified Christ toward the apprehension of the extravagant mercy ensuing from Jesus’ victory over sin and death on the cross. There are many reasons for this change, but a central...