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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Valeria Finucci This special issue of JMEMS addresses different ways of thinking through death and dying in the medieval and early modern period, including different philosophical and legal positions concerning the relationships between the body and its parts, corpses and burial sites, the bodies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Maiden Judith M. Bennett University of Southern California Los Angeles, California Death and dying resonated with special immediacy for the people of late medieval England. In the late s, a great pestilence or...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 285–314.
Published: 01 May 2008
... in the negative space between “before death,” when the dying person “cannot be said to be in death,” and after death, when “death is [already] past.”6 But death as a phenomenon is horribly concrete; death as a real-world transformation of a living being into insentient mate- riality presents...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Maya Mathur The Life and Death of Jack Straw chronicles the main events of the 1381 Rising in England and has traditionally been viewed as a warning about the dangers of rebellion from below. While recent studies of the play have challenged this perspective, they have focused chiefly on the drama’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 251–291.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Benjamin A. Saltzman Mourning the death of a friend posed a problem for late Anglo-Saxon monasticism. Newly reformed under the authority of the Benedictine Rule and the Regularis Concordia , religious were precluded from developing personal friendships so as to protect a world in which all things...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Sharon T. Strocchia This essay examines suicidal behaviors in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Catholic convents in light of the new attitudes toward voluntary death emerging across Europe between 1500 and 1700. Focusing on Italy, which housed the greatest number of enclosed religious women on...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Christened. Thursday 28. Aprill: 1625 dyed. All of the noteworthy events of Henry Montagu’s life occurred on a Thurs- day, a detail that Montagu sees as far from coincidental. The poem returns to the monument’s iconography to link the child’s baptism with his death: he is washed in baptism...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Nicholas McDowell Mortalism, the doctrine that the soul sleeps or dies with the death of the body to be reawakened or resurrected at the Last Judgment, was adopted by Luther but became a significant feature of the continental “radical Reformation” rather than of the Calvinist theology that shaped...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 269–291.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... As Scarry suggests, pain is the equivalent in felt- experience to what is unfeelable in death. Dying is the experience that best combines death with pain an unrepresentable event with a deeply experiential state.40 It is the painful falling- away that lurks at the edge of representation and the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 381–404.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Amy Appleford Richard Whitford's A Work for Householders constructs a model of household governance organized around the contemplative life of the lay householder and his pastoral command over his familia. A Work for Householder 's companion text, A Daily Exercise of Death , centers on willed self...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 531–548.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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 (2010) 40 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Alex Davis Our sense of the distinction between the “medieval” and the “early modern” is structured by two notions: that the early modern period is characterized by the death of a chivalric culture that is dominant in the medieval period; and that the early modern is distinguished from the medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 71–98.
Published: 01 January 2013
... simultaneously initiates the process of dying. Julia Kristeva’s notion of the abject, that which the emerging subject casts off in the process of self-­constitution, unites these experiences of birth, sex, and death: in Kristeva’s analysis the maternal function comes to stand in not only for the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of the Corpse Edited by Valeria Finucci Volume 45 / Number 1 / Winter 2015 This special issues addresses not only the different ways of thinking through death and dying in the premodern world but also the different philosophical and legal positions concerning the relationship, for example...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 469–471.
Published: 01 May 2013
... thinking through death and dying in the premodern world but also the different philosophical and legal positions concerning the relationship, for example, between the body and body parts, the body and burial sites, the bodies of saints and the bodies of criminals, the bodies of suicides and the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 675–677.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Volume 45 / Number 1 / Winter 2015 This special issues addresses not only the different ways of thinking through death and dying in the premodern world but also the different philosophical and legal positions concerning the relationship, for example, between the body and body parts, the body and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 409–440.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., and cultures of reading 5. Church, reform, and devotion 6. Households, codes of conduct, and the everyday 7. Birth, marriage, and death 8. Sexuality and erotic desire 9. Romance, chivalry, and the nobility...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2016
... or her voice, repeating the godparents’ vows in the child’s own register.13 At the other pole of life, certain late medieval ars moriendi texts relied on intercessory speech in order to extend the dying person’s capac- ity to speak throughout the moments of death, when it was critical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 445–476.
Published: 01 September 2001
... would be fewer sacrifices. In Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World, Girard points out that Christ’s dying words called not for revenge but for forgiveness. Girard insists that Christ’s death “was not a sacrificial one. To say that Jesus dies, not as a sacrifice but in order that there may be...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 221–253.
Published: 01 May 2017
... much,” and whose subject “turns out to be all of us, a universal humanity to whom death happens indiscriminately and unthink- 234  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 47.2 / 2017 ingly.”60 Death, or as one line of the poem has it, “[h]owe erthe shalle vnto erthe,” is something of...