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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 January 2015
... convents, usually ones with no family connections, demonstrating a preference for postmortem association not with family but with a community of celibate women. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 noble Italian women and gender death and burial early modern wills and inheritance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (2): 403–426.
Published: 01 May 2019
... World (1655), Sondes describes the murder of his eldest son by his younger son; he accuses the murderous son of envy. This essay argues that the early modern construction of envy as a sign of a degenerate disposition and an enemy of good functioned to sidestep material inequities; the younger son’s envy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Alexandra Walsham This reflective essay focuses upon the theoretical problem of explaining religious change in medieval and early modern Europe without perpetuating inherited paradigms of progress and modernization. First, it assesses and challenges prevailing models of periodization through an...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 2010
... terms of the questions they provoked about the meaning of life and the nature of death, and about the divine economy of rewards and punishments. This essay places mortalist thinking in relation to competing historiographical narratives of Reformation and secularization in early modern England, paying...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 January 2015
.... For early modern nuns, suicide was deeply paradoxical. It signaled an unexpected assertion of self and an abrupt renunciation of the long, drawn-­out annihilation of the will to which monasticism aspired. The often furtive, self-­directed act of taking one’s own life challenged fundamental...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
... politics in these years of crisis, demonstrating that, on the contrary, political writers drew upon medical ideas and metaphors selectively and often inconsistently in order to lend persuasive authority to their arguments. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 early modern chemical medicine medical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 143–159.
Published: 01 January 2009
... us. The text has a curi- ous afterlife, exhaustively studied, which I will briefly chart. We know of the play’s existence from two seventeenth-century references: in 1612  – 13, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 39:1, Winter 2009 DOI 10.1215/10829636-2008...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 September 2015
... “commons” of the garden of epigrams behind a fence, whereas Whitney retains her book as a liter- ary commons; see “ ‘Optimism of the Will’: Isabella Whitney and Utopia,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 39, no. 2 (2009): 407 – 32. 33 Louise Schleiner argues that Whitney’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 January 2007
... allure of Islamic culture, 86  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 37.1 / 2007 and its success in gaining willing converts — this could not be directly repre- sented on the public stage. Ward does not want to become a Muslim, but he is pressured and seduced until he gives in. In the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... culturally awkward to be left unchanged. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 50:1, January 2020 DOI 10.1215/10829636-7986589 © 2020 by Duke University Press Brigid of Kildare: Stabilizing a Female Saint for Early Modern Catholic Devotion John McCafferty University College Dublin Dublin, Ireland In...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (1): 15–34.
Published: 01 January 2008
... in Early Modern Italy Daniela Frigo Università degli Studi di Trieste Trieste, Italy Translated by John Watkins University of Minnesota...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 January 2018
... bodies that challenged the anat- omist’s ability to accurately “read” their signs. The semiotics of virginity 88  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 48.1 / 2018 and pregnancy were as contentious as they were critical to ensuring the functioning of paternity, inheritance, and...
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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 (2015) 45 (3): 523–542.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeffrey Todd Knight This essay explores the long genealogy of sewing in books from the stab-stitched quartos and octavos in early modern bookshops to the sewn-in corrections, repairs, and embellishments of manuscript pages in the Middle Ages. Broadening the default chronology of book and literary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Anke Bernau Reading Thomas Elyot's Dictionary , this essay examines the legacy of medieval chronicle and fable for the early modern period. Elyot's influential work, here considered in its 1542 edition as Bibliotheca Eliotae , contains entries for both “Albion” and “Britannia,” topics which plunged...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 407–432.
Published: 01 May 2009
... her. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 39:2, Spring 2009 DOI 10.1215/10829636-2008-027  © 2009 by Duke University Press Thus, she proposes a redistribution of property by writing an anti-will to establish a London of freedom and abundance for women and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 321–365.
Published: 01 May 2021
... ), the picture has been suggested as the artist's “first work.” 1 This designation identifies an early announcement of the formal and conceptual preoccupations the artist will return to again and again. In the case of Goes, his Fall of Man pays homage to an Eyckian tradition and does not quite...
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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 (2003) 33 (3): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2003
... under- scores what the monk presumably left unsaid about him/herself. Whatever Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 33:3, Fall 2003. Copyright © by Duke University Press / 2003 / $2.00. truths the monk may have told his admiring visitors “about my...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 293–316.
Published: 01 May 2011
... an Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 41:2, Spring 2011 DOI 10.1215/10829636-1218322  © 2011 by Duke University Press etymological manner that displays his awareness of their Anglo-­Saxon ori- gins.5 Spenser’s Calender utilizes the resources of a group of...