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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 (2013) 43 (2): 469–471.
Published: 01 May 2013
... experienced and used them. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 1, 2013 Thinking through Death: The Politics of the Corpse Edited by Valeria Finucci Volume 45 / Number 1 / Winter 2015 This special issue addresses not only the different ways of thinking through death and dying...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 January 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 675–677.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 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 burial sites...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... 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 plague ravaged England (and, indeed, most...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 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 (2014) 44 (2): 407–427.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to the Soule, against the dying Life, and living Death of the Body,” a sermon that some have called Donne’s own self-­elegy, he pauses to reflect again on Samson in this context: Still pray we for a peaceable life against violent death, and for time of repentance against sudden death...
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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 (2020) 50 (2): 269–291.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and the idea of dying. 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and many of the same tools as the late medieval “art of dying well.” It worked with the same assumption that one’s spiritual disposition at the moment of death would determine whether angels or devils would seize the soul and take it either to heaven or hell. Encouraging stories, calming prayers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 477–506.
Published: 01 September 2001
... responsible and there- fore that which enables a subject’s definition as an individual. Dying is the one thing that no one else can do for you; conversely you cannot die for someone else. You might choose to take someone’s place in the short term, but you are only postponing that person’s death...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 445–476.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 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 no more sacrifices, is to recognize in 448 Journal of Medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 285–314.
Published: 01 May 2008
... 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 an unthinkable...
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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 (2011) 41 (2): 251–291.
Published: 01 May 2011
...); and Victoria Thompson, Dying and Death in Later Anglo-­Saxon England (Rochester, N.Y.: Boydell Press, 2004). 10 Monumenta Germaniae Historica (hereafter MGH), Legum sectio III, Concilia, vol. 2, ed. Albert Werminghoff, 4 parts in 2 vols. (Hannover: Bibliopolii Hahniani, 1906), part 1, 72...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 41–67.
Published: 01 January 2022
...—by the absence which eludes the book,” and because writing is itself “the passion, the patience, the extreme passivity which opens life to dying.” 1 There may be no better Old English example of such “seismic shuddering” than the attempt to represent Christ's Passion in Christ III . 2 Christ III...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 149–172.
Published: 01 January 2010
... VIII has broken with Rome in order to divorce Katherine of Aragon and marry her pregnant for- mer gentlewoman, Anne Boleyn, the dying Katherine is shown in retreat at Kimbolton castle, attended only by her waiting women and her servant, Griffith. Ill and weak, she falls asleep and has...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2022
... century—is usually only referenced indirectly in English literature, even though it clearly shaped the lives of generations of medieval people. 22 D. Vance Smith's book Arts of Dying also explores both the difficulty of imagining death and the important work of literary form for doing so. 23 Like...
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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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 January 2003
... eternal life. If now, my son, in your days the Cross is searched for, show it” (Finding, 42, 62). As Judas relates all this to his fellow Jews, however, it is clear that his dying father was not particu- larly convincing: Judas does not want to tell the empress where the Cross...