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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 147–173.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of what's absent from the country house—a rude steward counting one's cups—repurpose resentment into a celebration of lordly generosity. Yet this solution to the problem of resentment is paradoxical insofar as the plenty underlying the lords’ generosity does not require management. Aemilia Lanyer and Andrew...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 147–166.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the loyalty of regional lords. Most interesting are father’s and son’s self-­presentations as upright noble- men, loyal to their superiors yet invested with lordly arrogance and male braggadocio: sexual, political, and familial. It is, according to their petitions, who they are, and why they should...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 327–358.
Published: 01 May 2017
... shaped by sanctuary — that practice that calls upon the exceptional generosity of the sovereign whose established power is “enough” that he can tolerate the ceding of control that pity necessarily involves. Ultimately Perkin lacks the power to enact mercy or protect any- one, and his “kingship...