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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 559–587.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Susan Zimmerman The derogation of leprosy in medieval culture was disproportionate to its medical threat, presumably influenced by the spectacle of a disintegrative process akin to putrefaction. In the medieval imaginary, leprous blood was linked to menstrual blood, supposedly discharged by both...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (2): 347–376.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the arrowhead embedded in Henry’s cheek. It is likely that Henry’s face would have been marked by a scar. Henry V’s battlefield scar would have been read in light of Henry IV’s own scarred face, which was affected by a disease his contemporaries thought to be leprosy. Henry IV’s disfiguration was seen as God’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 403–412.
Published: 01 September 2008
... sexual remedies are heir to experiments like Macrobruno’s Finucci amply demonstrates both the complexity and the promise of her premodern “parable.” Susan Zimmerman’s essay on “Leprosy in the Medieval Imaginary” returns to several issues raised by Kuriyama — the European preoccupation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
... a reductive dismissal, the Troy Book denies Criseyde the last- ing power of a ruined reputation. Robert Henryson represents Cresseid’s ruin above all else. Because it convenes a cosmological court that sentences Cresseid to suffer the rav- ages of leprosy, we might say The Testament of Cresseid...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 83–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... come down with an unfortunate case of leprosy, which even more unfortunately can be cured only with the blood of children “[w]ithinne sevene wynter age” (II.3207). While Constantine is not described as envious, it is clear that these powerless children possess the only things a king might...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 199–216.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. xvi, 264 pp.; 5 tables. $65.00. Bertrand, Olivier, ed. Sciences et saviors sous Charles V. Colloques, congrès et conférences sur le Moyen Âge, vol. 20. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2014. 443 pp. Paper eur 65.00. Brenner, Elma. Leprosy and Charity in Medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 197–216.
Published: 01 January 2015
...-­and-­white illus. $189.00. Malo, Robyn. Relics and Writing in Late Medieval England. Toronto: Uni- versity of Toronto Press, 2014. ix, 298 pp.; 5 figs. $70.00. Miller, Timothy S., and John W. Nesbitt. Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byz- antium and the Medieval West. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 611–632.
Published: 01 September 2008
... pp.; 60 illus. $35.00. Demaitre, Luke. Leprosy in Premodern Medicine: A Malady of the Whole Body. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. xv, 323 pp.; 15 tables, 8 illus. $45.00. Dendle, Peter, and Alain Touwaide, eds. Health and Healing from the Medi- eval Garden. Woodbridge, Suffolk...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 635–657.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., 2009. x, 495 pp.; 105 figs. Papereur 7 7.0 0. Boeckl, Christine M. Images of Leprosy: Disease, Religion, and Politics in European Art. Early Modern Studies Series, vol. 7. Kirksville, Mo.: Truman State University Press, 2011. xiii, 234 pp.; 51 figs. Paper $30.00. Brown, Nancy Marie. The Abacus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... in the realms of conscience, order, and harmony. She cures only physical manifestations of inner disorder leprosy, blindness, deafness. There are no animal miracles, and her manifold miracles of plenty are compressed to one line. Brigid is now contained within an early modern framework: she has become...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
... handsomely, that they could not catch hold of him for hauing the Leprosie, or the dry scab. All things were so well made vp, that they could not find a hole in his coate, or make any marke or white, to shoot at him; so well was he prouided for all commers. Meanes were vsed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
...,” Raymond tells how Catherine suffered tongue-­lashings and “the accusation of unchastity” (par. 409), which circulated through the town in rumors spread about her by three Sienese women — Cecca, Palmerina, and Andrea — whom Catherine had nursed in their terrible illnesses, contracting leprosy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 585–615.
Published: 01 September 2014
... cautions that Harris / Water and Wood  589 leper most likely indicated anyone suffering from a skin ailment, rather than the specific disease of leprosy.20 The source fountains of Brittany channel the undercurrents that connect the region...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 345–371.
Published: 01 May 2014
... brother-­in-­law’s leprosy and forgives the malicious way he has treated her, thus procuring his conversion, while Domitilla’s prayer to God that one young man regain his sight and the power of speech be restored to 360  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 44.2 / 2014 another woman...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., divorces, and separations. The usual instances involved a series of physical inabilities: impotence, ambiguous sex, age (too old or too young), and various illnesses, especially repulsive ones like leprosy and scleroderma, or even severe malodor (halitosis). Such cases...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 211–246.
Published: 01 May 2000
... by Stephen. Here John scorned the burning oil; there Agnes after her death came back to life and forbade her kin to weep; here Sylvester hid; there Constantine got rid of his leprosy; there Calixtus mounted his glorious bier. (“Letter,” 293) Where Petrarch’s itinerary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 109–144.
Published: 01 January 2002
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 January 2000
... for this is that not only is it sinful to copulate during a woman’s period, but any child conceived at this time will be deformed or infected with leprosy or in some way debilitated.35 Women are told that they should not be ashamed of “their private malady...