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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 283–303.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Myra Seaman This article offers an alternative story of the transmission of Middle English verse romance to the one traditionally told by textual scholarship, one rooted in stemmatics' focus on genealogical descent and its principal interest in origins. Like the medieval romance hero himself...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and statues was to be replaced by learning to read the English Bible. Literacy, however, isn't easy, even now. Taking up the issues of iconoclasm and literacy from the perspective of recent research in cognitive neuroscience, this essay explores the reformers' misunderstandings about how people could...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... biblical play is also arguably his most medieval play, as its allegorical structure and homiletic themes mimic those of the medieval morality play. While Shakespeare's play participates in the religious celebration of the new monarchy, it does so with rich irony, revealing stark contradictions in English...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 425–438.
Published: 01 September 2010
...David Aers; Nigel Smith This special issue is devoted to the English Reformations and current historiography. The title intentionally pluralizes the traditionally singular noun Reformation to signify a scope that includes both the early Reformation (through to 1547) and continuing senses...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 519–537.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., a Poor Clare, were among the first English members of the Louvain diaspora. Peryn’s book was heavily influenced both by Ignatian and by Low Countries spirituality. The opportunity to make such ideas available in English, for English nuns, was the fruit of religious exile with its consequent direct...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 49–70.
Published: 01 January 2013
... are not “empty,” but rather too full, a “problem” that engages the individual subjectivity of active audience participation. Significantly, this frustrates the development of English spatial identity that relies on the collective rather than the individual. In this way, Marlowe’s invocation of spatial...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., particularly Robert Henryson’s “Sum Practysis of Medecyne,” made jargon a poetic opportunity. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Jargon and the Matter of Medicine in Middle English...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Sarah Beckwith This article explores the virtue tradition in the English theatrical tradition of morality theater and its fortunes on the professional stage. It explores questions of recognition in allegorical drama by examining “mankind” and “mercy” in the morality play Mankind , the appropriation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 635–655.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Claire Walker The wealth of recent scholarship on early modern English news culture has paid scant attention to women as consumers and producers of news. This article argues that women not only read about the tumultuous events of the Civil War and Interregnum, but that they participated...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (3): 553–598.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to unveil the nature of that ecosystem and to explore the ways in which Creech's Familist underground fed into, and was in turn transformed by, the anarchic sectarian eruptions of the English Civil War and Revolution. The resulting analysis illuminates the ideological upheavals that turned the political...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Rory G. Critten Examining the complex imbrication of Roman and legendary Germanic history in the Old English poem The Ruin , this essay addresses the notion of medieval medievalisms: the processes by which identities subsequently defined as medieval were conceived within the medieval period itself...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Danielle Clarke This essay examines the English translations of the autobiographical writings of Teresa de Ávila — The Lyf of the Mother Teresa of Iesus (Antwerp, 1611) and The Flaming Hart (Antwerp, 1642) — to demonstrate the impact of her exemplary spiritual life on the development of early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 587–608.
Published: 01 September 2020
... these documents in the multifaceted context of early modern Anglo-Russian diplomatic ritual. Although Fletcher’s mission has always attracted the attention of scholars in different disciplines, it has not really been considered in light of diplomatic history. Meanwhile, both the English and Russian records...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
... for understanding the history of vernacular theologies and their experimentation with different rhetorical modes for reshaping belief and practice. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 Middle English devotional literature Book to a Mother lollard writings clerical authority female...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2022
... narrative, which looked forward to Christ's return as—technically speaking—its catastrophe, when all the confusion and unhappiness of the universal plot would be unravelled and total clarity would reign. The author of the Old English Doomsday poem called Christ III , however, devised an ingenious strategy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Renée R. Trilling The Old English poem known as The Fortunes of Men offers a catalogue of potential fates, both good and bad, that can befall a person in the early medieval world, from being eaten by a wolf to thriving as a poet. Straining against the limits of human knowledge about the future...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 41–67.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Evelyn Reynolds The Old English poem Christ III represents the Crucifixion not by focusing on Christ's suffering but by depicting natural disasters. In its representation of creation's upheavals, Christ III establishes an ecopoetics in which language can sketch but never fully fathom either...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 25–54.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Anastasia Stylianou Early modern Anglo-Hellenic relations have received little scholarly attention; however, Greek Christianity had a significant influence on the English Reformations. This article analyzes sixteenth-century English textual contacts with, and constructions of, Greek Christianity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Polly Ha This special issue seeks to expand the intellectual landscape of English Protestantism over the course of its long Reformation from the early sixteenth through the late seventeenth centuries. England's protracted conflict over its Protestant identity encouraged the diversification of its...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 219–251.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Valerie Allen Christian devotion often focused on holy measurements such as those of Christ's height, side wound, and the nails that pierced him. This article focuses on ones occurring in English manuscripts, primarily from the late fourteenth to the mid‐sixteenth century. The devout touched...
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