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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and histories—roads not taken— The Unintended Reformation evinces a conceptual tension underlying its overall narrative agenda, namely, that between a discretionary model of historical development and a fatalistic model of historical inevitability. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 The Unintended...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Marina Brownlee “Intricate Alliances” is a phrase that calls attention to the inevitability of contrastive referencing by which the two imperial powers of early modern Europe–Spain and England–have all too often been regarded. This special issue explores in a more nuanced manner, and from a variety...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 635–637.
Published: 01 September 2015
... first developed in the 1970s and 1980s to meet a particular set of challenges and problems in writing medieval and early modern history. This special issue of JMEMS will explore some of the ways in which micro- history has evolved since that time as it contests the usefulness of grand historical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 441–442.
Published: 01 May 2015
... as it contests the usefulness of grand historical narratives for understanding historical problems where life was lived in fragmented, small-scale societies. Submissions are invited that seek to illustrate some of the microhistorical practices that continue to evolve, especially in medieval and early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 645–646.
Published: 01 September 2007
... httpmedren.aas.duke.edu/jmems Invidious Comparisons: Spain and England Volume 39 / Number 1 / Winter 2009 Edited by Marina Brownlee “Invidious Comparisons” is a phrase that calls attention to the inevitability of contrastive referencing by which the two imperial powers of early mod- ern Europe — Spain...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the compatibility of “the tragic imagination” and Christianity. Yet the story neglects, without any comment, the entire Middle Ages. This special issue of JMEMS seeks to explore the sources and consequences of the missing middle in Williams’s book. Is the missing middle a historical reality, one so obvious...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 445–446.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Invidious Comparisons: Spain and England Volume 39 / Number 1 / Winter 2009 Edited by Marina Brownlee “Invidious Comparisons” is a phrase that calls attention to the inevitability of contrastive referencing by which the two imperial powers of early mod- ern Europe — Spain and England — have all too...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 January 2018
... 49 / Number 2 / May 2019 For this open-­topic issue of the journal, the editors invite articles that are both informed 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of the past two decades has been to reorient discussions of form around the historical and political valences that are, and always have been, immanent within them. 8 For current formalist critics, the political is not merely connected to literary form; form and politics are reciprocally constituting. 9...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 209–211.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Issue Volume 47 / Number 2 / May 2017 For this open-­topic issue of the journal, the editors invite articles that are both informed by historical inquiry and alert to issues raised by contempo- Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 46:1, January 2016 DOI 10.1215...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2010
... that structures Shakespeare’s tetralogies, which are also discrete but linked plays that gesture to a long historical scope.2 This formal continuity serves, in most arguments, as an index to a more consequential cultural change, as medieval religious history cedes its place to early modern secular history...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (3): 473–522.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of the historical materialism which Marx and Engels had fi rst set out in systematic form in The German Ideologyy (1845–46). Here, Marx claims that “in the social production of their existence, men inevitably enter into defi nite rela- tions which are independent of their will, namely relations of production...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 215–239.
Published: 01 May 2003
... will surface within particular historical environ- ments. A body of readers (e.g., evangelical readers in the sixteenth century) may feel hoodwinked by the mystifications of “expert” allegorization, and so promote the literal sense as the only sense. Or an avowedly subservient institution might feel...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2013
...,” almost all the respondents talked of locations that included some “openness” about them: paths, squares, courtyards, parks that could be crossed, intersected, and passed through. When asked about “place,” they tended to identify closed locations: rooms, buildings, historical locations that one...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 451–465.
Published: 01 September 2023
... to the designer of materials and technologies, for example, or the competitor glove makers. Intention is the animating center of key aspects (not the only aspects) of historical understanding. Intentionalism will not aim to conclude with a dull platitude of the kind, “So we see that the designer's intention...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 375–406.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., and the social processes of his own county using cockfighting as a common cultural site — as an easily interchangeable synchronic and diachronic system or set of practices — that links the pre­ sent with the past and that accesses what for Wilson are the most important implications of that historical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2020
... an inevitable outpour- ing of the human body an outgoing, to borrow Hutchinson s own term for her poetic composition that occurs whether willed or not.15 More than simply refining Order and Disorder s portrayal of the female body, this claim helps us rethink characterizations of the poem s rigid piety...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 467–492.
Published: 01 September 2023
... truths that transcended the intentions of inspired but merely human authors. Perhaps a text's intention was not curtailed by the temporal and historical circumstances of its composition? Further, scholastic debate rested on the assumption that truth emerges through vigorous confrontation. In practice...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., United Kingdom Who would create a memorial to a memorial? What would be the point? Such a project would seem doomed from the start, failing to commemo- rate anything beyond the inevitable failure of memory. Yet in the hands of contemporary artists, the memorial to a memorial has emerged as a mode...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2013
... bind any less constricting, or your fears any less pressing.9 370  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 43.2 / 2013 And yet, while I have no desire to deny the inevitable economic concerns in some of the Renaissance literature that Baker and others emphasize, it seems to me...