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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 January 2024
... medicine, codifying and publicizing their sensory methods through the creation of a new medical genre: manuals for surgeons reporting for the courts. kdauge@bowdoin.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 early modern crime scene investigation forensic medicine medical examiners...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2024
... that might help them determine whether a suspect was guilty or innocent. Indeed, in the late Middle Ages and throughout the early modern period, the science of physiognomy was defined as an act of judgment (“iudicium physiognomicum”). As we will see, it played a crucial role also in criminal courts. Yet...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 503–531.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Jason Crawford Early modern English literary culture was thick with tales of divine judgment. Texts ranging from true-crime pamphlets to Thomas Beard's vast collection The Theatre of God's Judgements (1597) promised to disclose God's work in history, and they found signs of that work in stories...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 33–56.
Published: 01 January 2024
...: Physiognomy, Law, Medicine, and Art in Sixteenth-Century Venice,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 54, no. 1 (2024): 9–32. 2 For an excellent overview of the Renaissance dialogue as a genre, see Jon R. Snyder, Writing the Scene of Speaking: Theories of Dialogue in the Late Italian...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Laura Kounine In early modern German witch trials, how defendants looked and moreover how they behaved on trial—physically and emotionally—was crucial to whether they were deemed innocent or guilty. This was particularly the case in trials of witchcraft, a crime that often left little tangible...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
...- 114  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 45.1 / 2015 tion for lesser crimes, were insufficient for the imposition of capital punish- ment. Furthermore, like many other late medieval and Renaissance jurists, he believed it prudent, in such circumstances, to torture the suspect...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 387–395.
Published: 01 September 2021
... voices otherwise silent in drama-focused studies? To offer a more concrete sense of the affordances of this approach, we want to contrast it, briefly, with more typical approaches to a famous scene in early modern drama: the deposition of Richard II in Shakespeare's history play. A traditional...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 283–312.
Published: 01 May 2001
... the dimmed skye, / And with their brightnesse daz’d the straunge beholders eye” (21.7–9). The scene draws attention to its own superficiality: “that most magnificke did appeare” (22.3). Things “seem” 288 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 31.2 / 2001 JMEMS31.2-03...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 375–398.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., as quite simply “the primary scene of writing in early modern England,” Fleming’s argument confronts the reductive reading of writing on walls as being by definition transgressive. In place of the notion of trespass, Fleming argues that wall-writing was a commonplace activity. Not only was it widespread...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of Constance (see fig. 1). Although many scholars cite the image of the burning of Hus from this chronicle, the accompanying scene of the transport of his ashes to the Rhine is usually overlooked.45 • • • 140  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 45.1 / 2015...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 January 2001
... of the angel is another scene of mourning, and further to the right, a camel, horse, mule, and sheep 62 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 31.1 / 2001 JMEMS31.1-03 Verkerk 2/26/01 6:58 PM Page 63 bend over their dead firstborn in anthropomorphic attitudes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 167–192.
Published: 01 January 2017
... sixteenth century. For Davis, al-­Wazzan represents “the possibility of communication and curiosity in a world divided by vio- lence.”8 Others have drawn different conclusions about the early modern world through their investigations of cross-­cultural brokers. Sanjay Sub- rahmanyam, acknowledging...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
... exteriorizes the soul’s inner faculties: Anima is recast in the 254  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 38.2 / 2008 middle of the drama as her three “mights,” Mind, Will, and Understanding. As in the Augustinian contemplative tradition from which the play draws, the inner faculties...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 January 2015
... / 2015 suicide was a heinous secular crime that could devastate family fortunes, since a verdict of felonious suicide triggered the automatic confiscation of goods and property. In early modern England, where a reputedly greedy crown led the juggernaut of state-­formation, over 95 percent of those...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 349–375.
Published: 01 May 2020
...] forever. 28 For the historian, the dynamics of the case fit into a familiar pat- tern. Furderer s investigation was conducted just as thousands of other early modern witchcraft investigations were based on allegations motivated by ill will, spurred by deep- seated fears of magical harm...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of turning language into possession rather than gift, and thus in constant need of reminders of who he or she is. 120  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 42.1 / 2012 The title of this essay is, of course, from Remark 38 in Wittgen- stein’s Philosophical Investigations...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Donovan Sherman This essay reads Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice as a manifestation of early modern England’s anxiety over the soul. As something both essential and unrepresentable, the soul existed in the popular imagination as potentially monstrous or divine, distanced from both the body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., but it is suggestive not only for think- ing of Shakespeare’s stage career but for considering questions of periodiza- tion in our investigation of the idea of “the commons” and their role in the political drama that crosses the alleged divide separating the late medieval from the early modern. In many history...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... 5 Timothy Gorringe, God’s Just Vengeance: Crime, Violence, and the Rhetoric of Salvation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 131. 110  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 40.1 / 2010 6 The following account is heavily indebted to Gustaf Aulen, Christus Victor...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 615–634.
Published: 01 September 2012
... demonstrates the centrality of convents to our understanding of religious institutions and their intersection with society and the econ- omy in the late medieval and early modern periods. Nuns regularly trans- gressed the boundaries of the cloister, interacting with their families and patrons and making...