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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 349–375.
Published: 01 May 2020
... was acquitted provisionally after three years in jail. Remarkably, she had the strength to produce an account of her ordeal and to bring her case before the highest court of justice in the Empire. The historical literature on witch trials has long been polarized by the quest for the most “accurate” death tolls...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 307–332.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Steven Justice Scholarship has routinely assumed that the many medieval eucharistic miracle stories about hosts witnessed as discernibly the body of Christ — newborn, bloody, crucified, or dismembered — were designed to quell doubts in the doctrine of the Mass with coercive ocular confirmation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Steven Justice The pejorative “shameless,” applied liberally to religious and intellectual antagonists until quite recently, now has a distinct period feel, and has frequently and casually been taken to justify diagnosing those who use it as “anxious.” The essay shows that the accusation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 219–251.
Published: 01 May 2022
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Roland Greene This essay analyzes the figures of language and of landscape that allow Edmund Spenser to consider in an international context the virtue at the center of Book V of The Faerie Queene , justice. How, he asks, is justice projected from one society into another in an act of empire...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 503–531.
Published: 01 September 2022
... on the literature of divine retribution for his own experiments in tragic and comic representation. His Othello , especially, is built from tales of vice and retribution, and in it Shakespeare tests the boundaries that separate justice from atrocity, comic satisfaction from tragic violence. By reading Othello...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 533–551.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and the charges against him as a rapist? This essay argues that long before Lambe gives those around him a basis for violence, he triggers anxieties about what he is, and that these anxieties play a role in the violence against him. The text of A Briefe Description demonstrates the way mechanisms of justice...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
... spiritual comfort to the condemned through the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries that mediated new uses of the prisoner’s body in civic religious ritual, in literature, and in the justice system itself over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Almost all changes of the later period were incremental...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 327–358.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Elizabeth Allen John Ford's play Perkin Warbeck uses sanctuary, which bookends the life of the titular pretender to the English throne, as a figure for the tension between justice and mercy. The play associates legal sanctuary with the medieval past, as crystallized in Thomas More's account...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 283–312.
Published: 01 May 2001
... in Spenser’s Faerie Queene John D. Staines Yale University New Haven, Connecticut Even in this era of literary historicism, Spenser’s Legend of Justice remains...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... on interpreting and administering the law, the play is preoccupied to an astonishing extent with ways of reading and using the Bible. As even his use of the title-verse from the Sermon on the Mount indicates, Shakespeare approaches the hermeneutic issues involving the “administration of justice” (as James...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... as a priest in Piers Plowman, offers the Eucharist.19 But he offers it with a condition: Christians must fulfill Christ’s demands for restitution, for restoring justice with one’s neighbors as an act of love (XXI.383  –  90). After all, justice and peace have kissed in the redemption of humankind (XX...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2014
....”7 As Steven Justice observes, it’s precisely because belief is distinct from knowledge that it so often agitates the mind rather than settling it. This is why a state of belief that feels indistinguishable from the secure posses- sion of knowledge was understood by many medieval writers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 January 2024
... justice in its purity, candor, and sincerity, to judge crimes in true innocence.” They should judge them, he adds, by “considering the persons, timing, circumstances, and particularities, so nothing is left unexamined, so they are punctual and diligent in their investigations of crimes, so they see them...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2016
... scrutinizing the capabilities and costs of an intercessory ethic. William Shakespeare Measure for Measure logic of substitution intercessory speech and action justice and mercy • Bent Speech and Borrowed Selves...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 395–418.
Published: 01 May 2015
... in true Religion, Piety, Justice, Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, and the contempt of Avarice and Ambition. They in whomsoever these vertues dwell eminently, need not Kings to make them happy, but are the architects of thir own happiness.”10 Milton’s tract sketches a link between virtuous self...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 445–482.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Here, Calvin maintains that reconciliation with God demanded that humanity “satisfy the justice of God and pay the penalty of sin,” and that God apparently insisted that mankind should “in the same flesh pay the penalty which we [in Adam] had incurred” (II.12.3). Because through the Fall humans were...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 241–262.
Published: 01 May 2021
... itself was at stake. 37 Mavroudi, “Licit and Illicit Divination,” 448–52. 38 Mavroudi, 451. 39 Psellos is quoted here in Mavroudi, 452. 40 See Justice, “Did the Middle Ages Believe in Their Miracles?”; and “Eucharistic Miracle and Eucharistic Doubt.” 41 Anthony Kaldellis...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 257–281.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to find a place for both God’s justice and his mercy, held the view that God’s mercy was supreme in this life and at the particular judgment at the moment of death, but that at the Last Judgment all would be ordered in accordance with justice alone. This was the view of Augustine, as he expresses...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 407–413.
Published: 01 September 2022
... idioms, Shakespeare tests the boundaries that separate justice from atrocity and comic satisfaction from tragic violence, and in doing so, Crawford argues, Shakespeare finds the mechanisms of comic justice to collapse. 1 Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory , 3rd ed. (Notre...