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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 387–395.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., in other words, do we engage textual remnants to locate traces of embodied action? A forum midway through the issue offers speculative and provocative answers to this question, and an afterword takes a wider view of the enterprise to think through its implications for periodization and historical analysis...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 317–343.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Patricia Dailey Hadewijch of Brabant's seventh vision of union with the Eucharist has often been cited as exemplifying the embodied nature of medieval women's spirituality. This essay recontextualizes the way embodiment and gender are conceived of through an analysis of the figures and functions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 477–492.
Published: 01 September 2020
... recently emerged in scholarship, particularly the need to balance both breadth and depth of historical and cultural analysis. This volume considers how English institutional and sociocultural networks informed diplomatic practice in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, and how diplomatic thought...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 121–146.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and formal textual analysis, the essay zooms in on the trope of the womb across the theological divide separating these plays. It argues that these representations demonstrate a consistent and ambivalent connection between the mind and womb, a connection that does not subordinate one part of the body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 September 2016
...- not be rationally justified unless one holds some metaphysical view in which human beings are more than the natural sciences say they are.”7 While this view strikes me as right, it does not constitute the kind of claim that can ever be secured by historical analysis but, instead, ought to be developed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2017
... contradictory. The common trait in all of them is, of course, microinvestigation, historical analysis that focuses intensively on something small. The original Italian microstoria of the 1970s and 1980s clearly expected that such a concentration on minute detail should uncover some more general truth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 95–113.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Modern Historical Writing Jaime Goodrich Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan In a 2007 essay on early modern women and literary form, the late Sasha Roberts posed a question at once prescient and provocative: [C]an formal- ist literary analysis be reconciled with feminist literary criticism? 1...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (3): 473–522.
Published: 01 September 2004
... philosophy are likely to retain an admiration for their social and historical theory: historical materialism. In the words of a former Manchester medievalist, it is Marxism’s conception of history which is now “the source of all its value, and its justifi cation.”1 An analysis of medi- eval social...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2004
...: Brill, 1999), 259–77, at 275. 3 Joan W. Scott, “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis,” in her Gender and the Politics of History (New York: Columbia University Press, 1988), 28–50, at 30– 31. 4 Even in Smith, “Did Women Have a Transformation of the Roman World...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 387–402.
Published: 01 May 2022
... as the dragomans.] Shopkow, Leah. The Saint and the Count: A Case Study for Reading Like a Historian . Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021. xiv, 202 pp., 4 figs., 3 maps, 1 table. $65.00, paper $24.95. [Explores the interpretive world of historical analysis using the biography of St. Vitalis of Savigny...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
... is gained but also lost by close, small-­scale analysis and by large-­scale macrostudy. The group also explores the desire of many microhistorians to get as close as possible to lived historical experience and individual agency, two noble but difficult-to-achieve goals. Readers will also discover...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 441–442.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and cultural history by viewing culture as social action or lived and reflected experience; deploying more sophisticated textual frames of analysis from law, science, medicine, and other historical contexts; or examining innovations in narrative structure and storytelling. The aim of this special issue...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 467–491.
Published: 01 September 2008
... dimension that is not always given proper consideration in the historical analysis of the relationship between patients and medical practitioners, a fact so adeptly demonstrated by Mary Lindemann.20 However, over and above — or perhaps beneath — the social dimen- sion pointed to by the vast...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 635–637.
Published: 01 September 2015
... or lived and reflected experience; deploying more sophisticated textual frames of analysis from law, science, medicine, and other historical contexts; or examining innovations in narrative structure and storytelling. The aim of this special issue is to push the microhistorian’s focus on small clues...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
... — and this is the second, no more evident element of its definition — has an objective more far-­reaching than has a case study, or “incident analysis,” to use Robert Darnton’s term.7 It always looks for the answers to “great historical questions,” soon to be defined, when studying small objects. As Charles Joyner...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2020
.... But if this is the first port of call, such analysis quickly draws in questions about the relationship between reception and production, audience and agency, about contemporary and posthumous reputation. This special issue investigates the ways in which the act of reception is a reiterative process on a continuous...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of ideology, which has solved a number of problems that seemed to hamper applications of other theories of ideology, including Althusser’s, textual analysis has become more aware of the ways in which signs and signification are combined within historically and culturally specific discourses.24 The term...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 251–282.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., the shape the past seems to hold.27 Among the possible approaches to this process of historical and rhetorical analysis is the rejec- tion of the choice to assemble the fragments of the past into a coherent and unified whole, in favor of scrutinizing each in the light...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., and contestation.”7 The notion of reuse—of materials, as in spolia, or of forms and ideas—has been an integral part of the art historical activity, too. Oleg Grabar’s 1973 study of Isalmic art argued that Islamic monuments were the products of a wide range of processes by which the new religion...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 687–688.
Published: 01 September 2001
... by historical inquiry and alert to issues raised by contempo- rary theoretical debate. We expect that essays will be grounded in an inti- mate knowledge of a particular past and that their argumentation reveal a concern for the theoretical and methodological issues involved in inter- pretation. We...