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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 331–373.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Patricia Simons The ubiquity and charm of pissing putti in early modern imagery has inured us to their valence, for an important proof of masculinity in the European tradition is to be able to emit fluids from the penis, usually with some force, and significantly while standing erect. In early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 463–485.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the context of his experiences in the Norman world of southern Italy understood interactions between Christians and Muslims far differently from his contemporaries in northern France. This is a world in which the lines between Islam and Christianity were more fluid than we would at first expect. While...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 459–462.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in various disciplines should think of the boundaries among the Abrahamic religions on a collective as well as an individual level, not so much as fixed but as porous and fluid, and in almost constant motion. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 This content is made freely available by the publisher...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 375–406.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., cockfighting in Markham’s text reduces discourse to matter, social forma- tion to fluid exchange. The potential unevenness of that exchange forces us to mind the Balinese landlord’s moan, to consider what happens when cock- fighting texts become less usable, or veer away from their otherwise transpar- ent...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 January 2018
...” for some of his students (GH 28r). In another “privata anatomia” performed for German students, Fallop- pia taught them the different means of treating abdominal dropsy, includ- ing surgically opening the abdominal wall in order to relieve the abdominal cavity of some of the fluid (GH 144v – 45v...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 585–615.
Published: 01 September 2014
...- logical phenomena of water and wood shaped the devotional images of the jubé in the chapel of Saint-­Fiacre by keeping the vitality of natural elements present in sacred objects. Water and wine: Fluid ecology and the blood of Christ The fountain of Saint-­Fiacre is located about a half...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 413–442.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... There is the “acid phlegm,” which origi- nates in black and acid bile, and becomes salty through heating. But there is also another sort, which involves air and is produced by dissolution from new and tender flesh. And when this is inflated and enclosed by a fluid, and when as a result...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 629–651.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as a “redemption” of the female body from some contemporary condemnatory and “monstrous” associations of poros- ity, breach, and fluid release.4 In less gendered readings, Julian’s corporeality is understood precisely as a conscious antithesis of the contemptus mundi tradition; in this view, the spiritual...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., that the sanctified body is its own place, able by a kind of pious alchemy to make gold from lead, or manna from poison. His conviction is neatly conveyed by his reference to “the very same measure of melancholic matter,” as if he imagines Satan decanting carefully calibrated test tubes of fluid, in order...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2015
... it, “[O]riginally the mumia of the tombs was considered to be the resinous, aromatic exudate which came from the bodies of ancient Egyptians and which received a special virtue because it contained the fluids of the body.” Karl Dannenfeldt, “Egyptian Mumia: The Sixteenth Century...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 January 2002
... contains a more fluid definition of culture. The Chronicle shows that the diversity of language along with class difference make medieval cultures particularly difficult to define. In fact, the text illustrates the tensions between and negotiations within cultures and subcultures. However, Mannyng makes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and imperial identity—a similar repertoire is consciously used to bolster the idea of England by the later West Saxons.4 To such fluid mappings of space—north, south, east, and west— that are the matter of empire and the result of the interplay between physical and cultural geographies, we might add...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 285–319.
Published: 01 May 2021
... indeed able to “shed tears from their eyes, or drops of blood, or make some movement as if they were alive.” 17 Such miraculous shedding of body fluids, was, in the medieval and early modern European imaginary, originally connected with the Virgin of Saidnaya , a late ancient Syriac icon...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 165–174.
Published: 01 January 2001
... kind of boldness. Norman racial characteristics were, therefore, fluid. The Norman race had “improved” over time, but not, it seems, primarily because of exogamy, sexual mixture with other races. To modern racists who believe race is innate and immutable this last...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 387–395.
Published: 01 September 2021
... performances—quotidian and ritualized, occupational and festal, carefully prescribed and improvised—reveal about medieval and early modern culture? What is the role of the premodern spectator in ostensibly nondramatic performance, and in what ways does the fluid and disruptive nature of performance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 January 2013
.... In the reading that follows, I attend to the tension between these fluid processes of manipulation and Shylock’s conflicting belief in the utterly unrepresentable and untransferable. My proposal is that this tension repli- cates early modern anxieties over the soul: the threat that Shylock embodies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 125–151.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... In the seventeenth century, the split between the fluid body of empirics and the mechanical bodies of learned scholars and practitioners became even more pronounced. These dynamics take shape against the backdrop of Vesalius’s skeletons and the circulation of a visual archive of the body that responded...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
... excellence,” was an occasion of special conflict in the late Middle Ages, when the reader’s identity, in fluid instability between patient and expert, shifted according to his or her embodied state and ability to com- prehend medicine’s idiom. Whether one was inside or outside of medicine’s community...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 393–416.
Published: 01 May 2011
... mill,” these short phrases complement Lindsay’s use of the river to highlight cultural associations of women with leakiness and with water (1382, 1393). Woman’s connection to water communicated not only an woman’s inability to dam floods of words (gossiping) or bodily fluids (menstruation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 145–166.
Published: 01 January 2002
... culture française.35 Ashley / Family Identity in Books of Hours 155 The fluid and somewhat paradoxical mix of traits that defined the new “bourgeois gentilhomme”36 is found in a fascinating Burgundian Book of Hours that was appropriated to be a livre de raison...