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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2006) 36 (1): 169-200.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Moshe Sluhovsky © by Duke University Press / 2006 2006 a Discernment of Difference, the Introspective Subject, and the Birth of Modernity Moshe...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 1-38.
Published: 01 January 2001
... The Difference the Middle Ages Makes: Color and Race before the Modern World Thomas Hahn University of Rochester...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 117-136.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Dennis Austin Britton The travel narratives in Theodor De Bry's America and the collection itself are often read allegorically: the events in the New World are read as signifying Protestant-Catholic conflict on the European continent. Attending to differences between the English text of Sir Walter...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 339-379.
Published: 01 May 2016
... appearance resonates with Lutheran image theology. Its maintenance of visual difference exemplifies a faith in sacred history's power to transcend historical difference; the relief depicts Heinrich's conversion as one sacrohistorical event among many. The relief's disjunctive appearance also provides an...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (3): 433-434.
Published: 01 September 2018
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith In its most basic sense, the term conversion (Latin conversio ) signifies a reversal, a change of direction. Yet the change or turnaround that is conversion has meant many different things in different cultures and across a wide range of discourses from logic to lyric...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 407-432.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Crystal Bartolovich Isabella Whitney's “Wyll” has been misrecognized generically because temporal utopias–of which her poem is the first instance–are not supposed to exist in the sixteenth century. Because women had a different relationship to the social and economic disruptions of emergent...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 17-43.
Published: 01 January 2014
... shamelessness has a precise and fairly stable sense from antiquity through the Enlightenment; that this sense differs materially from what modern readers and scholars typically suppose it to be; that the accusation persists now, though under a different verbal formula; and that its persistence is unsurprising...
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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 (2009) 39 (1): 7-30.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Barbara F. Weissberger Anti-Semitic myths of ritual murder are less developed and more belated in medieval Spain than in northern Europe, where they flourished since the twelfth century. This essay suggests one reason for this difference: the presence and increasing importance in late medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (3): 461-489.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Andrew Escobedo Both premodern Christians and modern scholars have described the difference between Catholic and Protestant penance in terms of cause and sign : roughly, Catholics thought that repentance was both a cause and sign of grace, whereas Protestants thought it was only a sign. Yet when we...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (2): 209-231.
Published: 01 May 2019
... symptomatic of Anglo-Saxon attitudes to Rome, a city that inspired both hope and horror in early English minds. Legendary Germanic identity is thus identified as an early medieval production and as a means of understanding history that encompasses both different times and different cultures. Copyright...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 577-599.
Published: 01 September 2011
... case of the Marranos or crypto-Jews (or presumed crypto-Jews). Three major differences between these two phenomena emerge. First, Nicodemites were voluntary converts to Protestantism, while Marranos were either forced converts or the children of forced converts to Catholicism. Secondly, Protestant and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 137-171.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Ann Rosalind Jones The writer-illustrators Giorgio Benzoni and Cesare Vecellio, using the New World as the topic for books in different genres intended to appeal to different audiences, represented the inhabitants of New Spain in prints and commentary derived from an ethnographic perspective on...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 463-485.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Joshua C. Birk This essay provides an account of the uncomfortable discrepancies in the way Muslim conversion is depicted among the early Latin histories of the First Crusade. Local contexts within western Europe shaped fundamentally different views of the Crusades. An author writing from within...
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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 (2009) 39 (2): 283-303.
Published: 01 May 2009
... English romance narrative wandered from locus to locus, in this case from manuscript to manuscript, with each encounter inscribing on it a different identity with characteristics influenced by local cultural values. Stemmatics' analogy of the family tree thus enforces an artificially unified reading of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 483-509.
Published: 01 September 2009
... consumers, artisans, and retailers. Such networks were fundamental to the way dress fashions developed and achieved wider diffusion during this period. Wealthy Florentines closely supervised the many different stages involved in the acquisition of clothing, often drawing on expertise they had accumulated as...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 597-617.
Published: 01 September 2009
... approaches. Because of the physical distance separating the documentary evidence, rarely have comparisons been made between sumptuary laws from different geographical areas. This study offers just such a comparison of the laws enacted in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and England between the thirteenth and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 159-195.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the macabre narrative in very different ways. Beyond this iconographic instability, this essay argues that the unsettled status of the narrative—in both text and picture—enabled its use as a malleable vessel for articulating and projecting certain social anxieties. The Erri version, the primary focus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 583-602.
Published: 01 September 2016
... seen, though, as postsecular rather than as individualist and subjectivist. It is a context within which many different communities (of sometimes overlapping and shifting membership) seek to articulate the public character of their faith and accompanying conceptions of human flourishing. In such a...