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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2016
... corresponding issue of power struggle within church and state; (2) the discovery of the “racial and religious” other and the resultant issues endemic to Spanish colonialism, which had the unintended effect of vitiating the fabric of Catholicism's credibility; (3) the significance of immigration and refugee...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2017) 47 (1): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2017
...István M. Szijártó This epilogue to the special issue of JMEMS , “Microhistory and the Historical Imagination: New Frontiers,” comments on the essays, which trace the frontiers of microhistory. While they embrace the essence of microhistorical practice in their commitment to microanalysis, agency...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2017) 47 (3): 517–543.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jeffrey Alan Miller The part played by the Geneva Bible in the composition of the King James Version (1611) has been a vexed issue from the very commissioning of the King James translation in 1604. This essay sheds new light on the issue by focusing in detail on two extant drafts of the King James...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 403–412.
Published: 01 September 2008
... issue analyze a number of issues of particular importance to the current study of premodern medicine. These include the uses and misrepresentations of long-standing paradigms for the interpretation of disease, such as the theory of humoralism, as well as the Hippocratic Airs, Waters, and Places...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Mary Lindemann Scholars of medical history have discovered that the notion of “monstrous births” presented challenging legal issues in the early modern world. Were such offspring–often conjoined twins– “monsters” in the civil sense? Were they, for example, able to make a will, inherit, contract...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 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 of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 September 2012
... special issue of JMEMS , essays explore the ways in which monastic foundations are complexly imbricated in their local communities as well as in far-reaching political, economic, and textual systems. One of the aims of this issue is thus to use the topic of monasticism to rethink a variety of boundaries...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 457–467.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Shannon Gayk; Robyn Malo This special issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies explores the many continuities between medieval and early modern ideas about the sacred object. Until recently, the European Protestant Reformations were usually understood to mark a sharp break in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2015) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Valeria Finucci This special issue of JMEMS addresses different ways of thinking through death and dying in the medieval and early modern period, including different philosophical and legal positions concerning the relationships between the body and its parts, corpses and burial sites, the bodies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2015) 45 (3): 443–456.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Juliet Fleming The essays gathered in this special issue of JMEMS describe processes of cutting, dismantling, and reassembling printed books in the early modern period. This focus on “collage” techniques in bookmaking should displace the commonsense understanding of the book as an undisturbed whole...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Marion Turner Medical language permeated all kinds of texts in premodern Europe, including legal, literary, devotional, political, autobiographical, and philosophical writings. The essays in this special issue are particularly interested in the functions of metaphor and of narrative. Many thinkers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... both enthusiastic affirmation and passionate opposition. This special issue contributes to ongoing discussion of issues raised in The Unintended Reformation that many in today's universities feel are crucial to debate. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 This content is made freely available by...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2017) 47 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Thomas Robisheaux Microhistory, far from a brief and controversial experiment in history writing of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, has become one of the most creative ways to tackle the difficult problems of writing history in our time. This JMEMS special issue brings together practicing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2017) 47 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., self-reflexive discussion of what microhistory is, how it is done, and its challenges and pitfalls for researchers. The participating microhistorians, whose work is published in this special issue of JMEMS , comment on the special challenges they faced in researching and writing, and the audience...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 221–253.
Published: 01 May 2017
... heretofore ignored lyric, the paradoxical “Tale of Ryght Nought.” This essay reads the poem as a playful but important response to the manuscript in which it is found and the culture that produced it. The essay touches upon issues ranging from the drive for material gain to the fear of social demotion, and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Thomas Pfau This essay takes up a variety of issues arising from within the narrative offered in Brad S. Gregory's The Unintended Reformation . This book has been widely perceived to be informed by a Catholic metaphysic, even as Gregory continues to disavow that framework, or declares it as...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 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 (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 January 2009
...? Spenser's thinking on this issue is conditioned by his participation in a way of figuring empire through the palus , or the wooden stake that marks the boundary of civil society in a colonial setting, often under English rule. The alternative way of figuring imperial power on the landscape during this...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 January 2009
... hostility and fear of Spanish domination certainly contributed to the conflict surrounding the marriage of Philip and Mary, the most difficult issue for the royal couple was the household drama in which the parties on each side sought their own prestige and commercial and political advantage. Perhaps this...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 119–141.
Published: 01 January 2009
... haunting–both in its psychoanalytic and in its Elizabethan and Jacobean iterations–provides a preferable account of the temporality of cultural exchange, of the conflicting sorts of imitation at issue in early modernity, of the uncertainty with which images are valued. The essay examines works by James I...