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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (2): 295–317.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Emma Lipton The York Memorandum Books feature both legal documents and dramatic records, suggesting that civic drama was defined by its engagement with legal as well as religious and guild practices. This essay argues that York’s Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem uses the legal paradigms of charter...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 (2021) 51 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Jill P. Ingram This article draws on performance theory to examine perambulation practices in late medieval and early modern England. Rogation was originally a devotional celebration that also entailed a ritual walking of parish boundaries to define communities as legal and administrative units...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 January 2015
... assent to such punishments and eventually accept burning as a legal form of punishment. Rejecting a purely theological or symbolic view of the dead consigned to the flames as representing the punishments of hell, this article stresses the parallel between the saints and the cursed. If from a medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 (2017) 47 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
... knowledge. The articles that follow, by the roundtable particpants themselves, bring microhistorical methodology to the study of social and cultural history, legal history, the history of crime, gender history (making use of the often overlooked potential in literary texts), and global history...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 147–166.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Peter Arnade; Elizabeth Colwill Late medieval and early modern pardon letters are among the best sources of ordinary people's voices in the premodern period. The stuff of social history, these legal documents allow us access to nonelite social actors and masculine spaces of sociability. Yet...
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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 (2011) 41 (2): 293–316.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of Archbishop Matthew Parker and his scholars, who sought precedents in Anglo-Saxon legal and ecclesiastical sources that would support their progressive agenda to return to the model of the church in the English past rather than seek any new reformation of the contemporary church. Spenser in his poem seeks...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 473–485.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and considering artisans’ dynamic participation in the realms of literate, legal, and devotional culture. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of interlocking discourses are analyzed: the imagery of a ruler imprisoned by passions found in Boethius’s Consolatio ; a courtly love allegory in which royal eros submits to the bondage of legal constraint in The Kingis Quair ; and the figurations of limited monarchy as royal incarceration in the Anglo-Scots...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 545–571.
Published: 01 September 2013
... had long rankled civic governors and guilds, sparking a series of legal and political skirmishes between the City and St. Martin’s in the 1520s and 1530s. This article examines St. Martin’s community of Dutch and French immigrants, who constituted the densest concentration of aliens...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 (2020) 50 (2): 349–375.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... However, the social cost of witch hunts cannot be assessed by the number of death sentences alone. As Los’s case illustrates, witch hunts often had inconclusive outcomes, leaving the accused in a legal limbo that could last for years or even decades. Only one outcome was always the same: witch trials left...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 January 2000
...) Helmut Puff University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan In this essay, I will disclose rhetorical strategies used to negotiate “female sodomy” in a legal document from the pre-Reformation German...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... been described as “the rise of Protestant legalism.”5 Beyond the potential prosecution of sexual crimes such as those dramatized in the play, another grave consequence of the legalistic movement was the promo- tion of Mosaic law allowing the death penalty for idolatry, which, for many...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 393–417.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., this article shows that there was no monopoly on what counted as an autochthonous legal heritage. Faced with a perceived (and exaggerated) elimination of English statehood, the antiquaries both complemented and complicated the conventional common law assump- tions so replete in the parliamentary debates...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 403–405.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., further role to play in any reevaluation of how intention might function interpretatively. Our notion of intention is historically grounded: intention rose dramatically from the early twelfth century as a heuristic device in legal and penitential discourse especially. We invite submissions from late...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 275–308.
Published: 01 May 2000
... instances of wealthier citi- zens taking the side of the less fortunate, and Rastell seems to have taken these role models to heart, for in his Coventry legal work “Rastell’s sympa- thies appeared to be with the commoners and craftsmen against the ruling classes.”11 His practice “required him...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2013
... operates by feigning companionship and sympathy toward young men, skillfully confusing the boundaries between informal and legally binding debt relationships. Lodge pantomimes the common lure: “If you want money,” says the usurer to his new acquaintance...