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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., and yet they were linked with and responded to each other in complex and interesting ways. tutino@history.ucla.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 early modern legal judgment moral theology Augustine belief physical evidence Examining the intellectual, cultural...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 January 2024
... legal judgment reading bodily signs In 1659, a certain Sieur Bouvet, then serving as the provost of the French king's armies in Italy, published an instructional manual for judges. Bouvet's Admirable Manners for Discovering All Kinds of Crimes and Spells sought to counsel his fellow judges...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in many ways. Articles in this special issue measure these losses by looking to the later medieval period in particular (with contributions also from the early medieval and early modern periods), when intention rose dramatically as a heuristic tool in many discursive fields, notably in criminal law...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 9–32.
Published: 01 January 2024
... explain this particular interest during this time and in this place? What was physiognomy conceived to be in early modern Venice? Was physiognomy used in Venetian courts? Which criteria did judges use while performing a physiognomic judgment? This article takes steps toward answering these questions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of the godly, meant the practice of Catholicism.6 In a way that anticipates recent controversies over the legality of posting the Ten Commandments in United States courthouses, early modern fundamentalists sought even more radically to replace English with Mosaic law. As Archbishop Whitgift com- plained...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2013
... judgment. The response of merely increasing legal oversight, encouraging contracts and formal bonds, turns into simply a deferral of the original crux; after all, is not the legal institution (or the Sovereign, or the State, or the Bank) itself just one more symbolic Other, on a vast scale? What...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 545–571.
Published: 01 September 2023
...@brockport.edu Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Anglo-Saxon laws English royal lawmaking legal intention legislative purpose We ought to be reluctant to think of these early [English and Welsh] kings as intentionally or even consciously creating new law, although their work...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 January 2015
... them nicely boiled and roasted.1 Thomasin presents a harsh picture of the contemporary treatment of heretics with a witty play on the word geriht (“dish” or “judgment Leopold’s treat- ment of the heretics on behalf of the devil makes Leopold look fiercer in his punishment of heretics than...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 493–518.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Elizabeth Papp Kamali In medieval English texts, a common refrain, drawn from scripture, urged that only God could search the mind and heart of a sinner, and that those who judge others might face their own grave judgment on the last day. This sits uneasily with the task of issuing a felony verdict...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and commitments licensing those judgments. 604  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 46.3 / 2016 Such a way of proceeding, particularly in a book sharply critical of what are diagnosed as the many troubling entailments of the Reforma- tion, appears fundamentally at odds with the principal...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 33–56.
Published: 01 January 2024
... Casoni and the Rhetorical Forensics of the Body,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 45, no. 1 (2015): 103–30, at 106–8; and Bragagnolo, “I segni della colpa,” as well as “Visual Judgment.” Sara Parini also discusses Casoni's reliance on physiognomy in her entry on this jurist...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 39–56.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Robert Bartlett University of St. Andrews St. Andrews, Scotland Historians working in the present day, just like their medieval and early modern predecessors, are confronted with difficult choices...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 349–375.
Published: 01 May 2020
... behind a population of uprooted, dispossessed, and traumatized individuals. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 German witch trials Margareth Los case legal proceedings justice personal costs of witch hunts Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 50:2, May 2020 DOI 10.1215...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Mary Lindemann Scholars of medical history have discovered that the notion of “monstrous births” presented challenging legal issues in the early modern world. Were such offspring–often conjoined twins– “monsters” in the civil sense? Were they, for example, able to make a will, inherit, contract...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 275–301.
Published: 01 May 2013
...”) in the gate he made to spy on her (241; 660). Mélusine’s parting gift to the now discredited Raymond is two rings which will guarantee protection from lawsuits and in battle. Raymond and his heirs will never be defeated “in a trial or legal judgment in court or in combat” [en plait ne en...
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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): 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 (2010) 40 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
... as for legal judgment”; The Harmonies of “The Merchant of Venice,” (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1978), 32. 82 Harry Berger, “Marriage and Mercifixion in The Merchant of Venice,” in his Making 116  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 40.1 / 2010 Trifles of Terrors...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2000
... a secret can also be a mortal event. In northern Europe the early modern witch panics were complicated, uneven, and often deadly struggles between juridical, clerical, and community belief systems about the nature and effects of hidden knowledge. The struggle...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 431–451.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in early modern politics has long been recognized in connection to the theater and theatricality, St. German's work demonstrates that early print also invoked the bodily interactivity and iterability characteristic of performance in order to script readers’ use of the relatively new medium. St. German's...