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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of the cornerstones of the anatomical revolution. As anatomists dissect away, ever more convinced of the importance of using their own hands, the complexities of the physiology of the human hand are revealed to them. This essay focuses on Andreas Vesalius’s exploration of the mysteries of the human...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 115–137.
Published: 01 January 2020
... frame of the world or the human. Another transcription is made at the end of this book from the long poem Providence, in an italic hand that could have been written by the scribe of the first transcription: Providence hard things are glorious, easie things good ^cheepe^ The common all men haue; that...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 May 2020
... themselves from some medieval traditions, such as scholastic philosophy and dialectics. On the other hand, Bruni aims to describe the burgeoning humanist culture as a variegated movement whose members disagreed on how precisely to dis- tinguish themselves from their predecessors. Humanism, as it emerges from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
... both the interior world of the human frame and in the macrocosm of the terrestrial world is shown to be very much the product of developing print culture. European navigators and natural philosophers, in their distinct spheres, were keen to preserve not just a record of the priority of discovery, but...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Heather Hirschfeld This essay explores the penitential structure of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice in the context of the Reformation reorientation of human agency in matters of atonement. It suggests that the Protestant attack on the Roman sacrament of penance resulted, for both sides of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 327–358.
Published: 01 May 2017
... itself between a myth of medieval kingship as limited, contingent, and responsive to human need, on the one hand, and on the other, a myth of Tudor pragmatism as a sovereign assertion of law, the play offers two alternatives to the absolutism of Stuart monarchy without endorsing either. © 2017 by Duke...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
...James Simpson Brad Gregory's The Unintended Reformation is an extraordinary book. Brad Gregory's The Unintended Reformation is a shockingly bad book. This essay explicates the force of these contradictory statements. On the one hand, the potential of Gregory's understanding of periodization may be...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 January 2013
... is marked by a preposition, as . With one hand, as gestures toward a situation here ; with the other hand, it points toward something else over there . The paradox of theater is that it is neither here nor there, but both at the same time. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Helen Cushman The representations of the midwife Salome and the Apostle Thomas in the N-Town and Chester plays complicate the relationship between two modes of knowledge: “clergie” or male clerical learning, on the one hand, and knowledge derived from sensory experience on the other. The plays...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 515–544.
Published: 01 September 2011
... narrative evinces conflicting attitudes toward religious difference. On the one hand, it deploys the conventions of chivalric romance in order to present Tafur’s journey as a oneman reconquista . On the other hand, Tafur’s authority on ethnographic and geographical matters rests on his ability to assimilate...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 153–182.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Amanda Taylor The sixteenth century witnessed the publication of landmark texts on anatomy and allegory: De humani corporis fabrica or On the Fabric of the Human Body by Andreas Vesalius in 1543 and The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, published first in 1590. Each of these texts has received...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 457–485.
Published: 01 September 2015
... bewildering array of printed slips (cut from larger sheets, pasted into place, and often modified by hand) to direct his works to specific readers and continue developing his arguments after they had been published. Milles provides our most elaborate example to date of an early modern author whose books are...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 565–586.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Jan Hennings; Edward Holberton This article examines interactions between diplomatic representation, state bureaucracy, and rhetoric in early modern diplomacy. It analyzes manuscripts in the hand of the poet Andrew Marvell, which he wrote as secretary to the Earl of Carlisle’s 1663–64 embassy to...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Body) excavated man’s microcosm to see what makes a human being “tick.”1 In the medical world, knowledge was no longer to be gained by pouring over the books of revered past physicians, Vesalius claimed, but by uncovering with one’s hands, layer after layer, the unexplored mysteries of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Confessions and elsewhere that the good that we do is in fact God’s doing, and that what we do ourselves without God is evil.16 Hyper-­Augustinians, such as Luther, who strongly emphasized human depravity and insisted that all meritorious action comes from God, condemned magnanimity out of hand. But...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 13–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., that brings a person to the God who has established God as the beatifying end of the human person; and, the virtues that are most conducive to that life with God are, radically, the gift of God, due to divine initiative. Although less immediately obvious, Aquinas’s virtue ethics is also thoroughly...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 469–502.
Published: 01 September 2014
... hindrances of the world and from worldly desires, so that, just as the appearance is changed, so may his right hand give to him the increase of the perfection of virtue and of good works, and with every human blindness cast off, let him open those spiritual eyes, and grant...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 585–615.
Published: 01 September 2014
... wood shape the landscape more pervasively than do human hands and invite questions of interactions between people and their environment. Because of the intertwined relation- ship between its natural and built environments, the devotional complex of Saint-­Fiacre offers an exceptional opportunity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 241–262.
Published: 01 May 2021
... moment in the arbitration of human affairs. This emphasis, in turn, bespeaks a broader concern over the timing of sacred icons during significant moments in Byzantine history as understood by contemporary chroniclers: namely, their failure to act in appropriate ways at critical moments when the empire...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Jennifer F. Kosmin Although Vesalius, like his contemporaries, had only extremely limited opportunities to examine or dissect the human gravid uterus, it is the image of the anatomist laying bare the (un)pregnant female body and revealing its secrets that graces the title page of the 1543 edition...