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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 May 2021
... shows how apparently diabolical signs can indicate God's divine presence. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Julian of Norwich discernment of medieval women's visionary experience sanctity and heresy trials Revelation of Love divine revelation and bodily reception...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (2): 245–269.
Published: 01 May 2024
... powers of the devil. In this essay, I argue that chapter 59 of The Book of Margery Kempe strategically alters conventions of demonic temptation found in the Legenda aurea and the vitae of medieval holy women to make the devil appear to be artless. When I refer to the strategic composition...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 187–213.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., and Middle Eastern cultures, the woven fabric of their looms, is soft and poten- tially formless, like water.11 And the increased record-­keeping of the later Middle Ages shows that their propensity for visionary experience worried at least the late medieval church.12 All the famous women of this long...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 225–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., twelfth-century individuals sought to access God, to pray and to make metaphors of their relationship to God. In this essay I shall demonstrate, first, why we as scholars should avoid using the lens of nature to examine medieval experiences or percep- tions of the phenomenal world. Too often...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 699–724.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in the Wilderness. 38 See Watson, Richard Rolle. 39 On the development of this discourse, see Rosalynn Voaden, God’s Words, Women’s Voices: The Discernment of Spirits in the Writings of Late-­Medieval Women Visionar- ies (Woodbridge, Suffolk: York Medieval Press, 1999); and Nancy Caciola...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 543–556.
Published: 01 September 2015
... expectations of an object are conditioned by our prior experience of its form and by the context in which it is presented. If we 544  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 45.3 / 2015 Figure 1. The Last Supper. Copperplate engraving colored with fabric. London, British Library, shelfmark C...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
... signifies hypocrites. Within my experience I had come across people, especially women, who got wild notions and fell easy victims to the Enemy who beguiles us — as our mother Eve herself did in the beginning. (par. 87) In fact, the Life makes Catherine’s virtuous endurance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 381–404.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to be wary of others who claim visionary knowledge, briefly outlining the principles 398  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 46.2 / 2016 of discretion of spirits and directing those who want more to his recently deceased confrere William Bond’s Pilgrimage of Perfection. While it is true...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 403–429.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the joy of a group of poor women at Bedford who appeared to him to have found a new world . . . not to be reckoned among their Neighbors (Grace Abounding, 14). While Bun- yan eventually envisions himself by a side- ling striving of earnest prayer 416 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 567–596.
Published: 01 September 2012
... women’s experience of the liturgy. The translations were produced for private reading rather than for communal singing, yet the inclusion of Latin incipits connected them to the context of performance. After a nun had spent time in private meditation on the Dutch texts, her memory of this content...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 May 2017
... was hole. The mystery plays, on the other hand, portray this experiment as 280 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 47.2 / 2017 one that authorizes Salome to share her new knowledge with other people or, in her words, more knowledge to make (N 15:308). This essay argues...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 157–182.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... The Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998. 211 pp. $37.50. Voaden, Rosalynn. God’s Words, Women’s Voices: The Discernment of Spirits in the Writing of Late-Medieval Women Visionaries. York: University of York Medieval Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... between demonic possession and women; Dyan Elliott has explored how late medieval inquisitorial procedures pathologized and criminalized female visionaries; Nancy Caciola has shown how late medieval anxiety about possessed women — both those possessed by God and those possessed by demons — created...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Medytacons of Saynt Bernarde, trans. Wynkyn de Worde (1496; repr. Norwood, N.J.: Walter J. Johnson, 1977), A3r. 38 I am paraphrasing Rosalynn Voaden’s characterization of this tradition in God’s Words, Women’s Voices: The Discernment of Spirits in the Writing of Late-Medieval Women...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 445–467.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... $100.00, paper $19.95. Dowd, Michelle M., and Thomas Festa, eds. Early Modern Women on the Fall: An Anthology. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, vol. 410. 446  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 43.2 / 2013 MRTS Texts for Teaching, vol. 5. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 373–405.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and Guaman Poma de Ayala,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 41, no. 1 (2011): 173 – 223, at 175 – 66. 6 For an introduction to Inca sensory experience, see the seminal work of Constance Classen, including “Sweet Colors, Fragrant Songs: Sensory Models of the Andes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 247–274.
Published: 01 May 2000
... for medieval women, is, in a case like this, a fairly catastrophic stigma for a king’s consort and pro- jected producer of offspring.13 Making the event common knowledge prac- tically amounts to challenging publicly the king’s legitimate rule. The wife of Caesar, we may recall, must be beyond reproach.14...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 487–519.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Shayne Aaron Legassie Giorgio Vasari’s portraits of fourteenth-century Florentine painters Giotto and Buffalmacco in his Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects are indebted to two medieval novella collections: Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron and Franco Sacchetti’s Trecentonovelle...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 321–365.
Published: 01 May 2021
... career. Max Friedländer is frank: “As the eye grows far-sighted, repetition, experience, habit become discernible. . . . Tedium, fatigue, imitation and even copying of his own forms, loss of spontaneity and creative exhaustion are also bound to show. . . . Only strong talents succeed in pursuing against...
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