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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2016
... language. The study of medical discourse and its flexibility connects with work on the history of the emotions, on affect and feeling, on disability, on cognition and sense perception, and on form and genre. Many of the essays here consider reading as an embodied practice and explore how the practice...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... as the dwelling place of the soul and the source of the body’s life, it was the privi- leged site of relationships between body and soul, affect and cognition, self and other, human and God. In speaking about it, medical writers, natural philosophers, preachers, and poets blended the discourses of physiology...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of Medecyne,” project this nexus of body and language into the literary sphere of poetry. In the essay that follows I first detail the factors contributing to the particular turbidity of medical discourse in Britain. I then examine a pair of Middle English medical texts to demonstrate how...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 89–115.
Published: 01 January 2016
... between judicial and penal procedures and the medicalized body. Across Caulier's successive interventions in the querelle , medical language at first complements then ultimately supplants juridical discourse. Unlike the “punitive” metaphors identified by Susan Sontag, medicalized language empowers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 667–669.
Published: 01 September 2014
... httpmedren.trinity.duke.edu/jmems Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 44:3, Fall 2014 DOI 10.1215/10829636-2792018  © 2014 by Duke University Press Medical Discourse in Premodern Europe Edited by Marion Turner Volume 46 / Number 1 / January 2016 Medical language permeated all...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 453–455.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the nature and uses of early modern books. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 1, 2014 Medical Discourse in Premodern Europe Edited by Marion Turner Volume 46 / Number 1 / Winter 2016 Medical language permeated all kinds of texts in premodern Europe, includ- ing legal, literary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 237–239.
Published: 01 January 2014
... production with a broader consideration of how this new material enables us to revise established narratives about the nature and uses of early modern books. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 1, 2014 Medical Discourse in Premodern Europe Edited by Marion Turner Volume 46 / Number...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., and Hobbes, seeks to understand better the complex interplay of medical, political, and religious ideas and discourses around the nexus of the body in the turbulent revolutionary years. The findings challenge the notion that there was an ontological relationship between chemical medicine and radical politics...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
... to an explosion of interest in medical texts and discourses.10 From the last decades of the fourteenth century, we begin to see both careful translations and adaptations of Latin texts into English and original English texts being produced.11 Medical texts often shared audiences and conditions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (3): 589–607.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Europe. During this period, many physicians joined demonological discourse in order to justify expansive claims to medical authority through a naturalistic redefining of demonic power. These theories of the demonic and the natural were situated in debates over the boundaries of nature and the limitations...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 403–412.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of Zimmerman / The Diseased Body  405 the reasons for the tradition’s durability in England, the colonialist adapta- tion amply demonstrates the complexities of tracking the history of medical discourses in the West. The essays by Pardo-Tomás and Martínez-Vidal, Lindemann, and Finucci also chart...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 559–587.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., especially venereal diseases; thus it was impossible to determine what Jacquart and Thomasset call “the nosological reality” of lep- rosy itself with any precision.2 Second, the legacy of Graeco-Roman medical discourse and patristic exegesis led to the conflation of both the Greeklepra...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 375–399.
Published: 01 May 2000
... to the often painful and incomplete attempts of emergently “modern” discourses—such as the politi- cal or the medical—to separate themselves from the theological.43 For this rea- son, Renaissance discussions of the biological function of the “fore-skinne” (or “prepuce” as it is generally termed in medical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 121–146.
Published: 01 January 2017
... by two types of alienating discourse: metaphoric and medical. The womb’s abil- ity to reproduce was famously metaphorized by Plato’s Theaetetus, which employs the extended metaphor of a Socratic midwife assisting the male mind in giving birth to ideas.13 By the sixteenth century, male poets, when...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... The dissemination of the vocabulary of secrets in gynecological texts throughout Europe suggests that medical discourses were by no means isolated from the larger intellectual culture of high and later medieval Europe. On the contrary, as the evidence presented here will show, not sim...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
...’: Reading between Literary and Medical Discourses in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and John Lydgate’s Dietary” (Ph.D. diss., McGill University, 2011); Bartholomaeus Anglicus, On The Properties of Things: John Trevisa’s Translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus “De Proprietatibus Rerum...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
... and comportment, anatomy, physiology, and other medical/ scientific discourses of somatic functioning.12 John Block Friedman long ago stressed that race (even if monstrous race) could be read only by refer- ence to geography, theology, and bodily morphology.13 Recent work...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 May 2013
... dimension and location of emotions in early modern medical discourse. I have found few early modern women who emphasized these physical pro- cesses underlying the connection between emotions and ill health. Instead, many women tended to describe falling immediately...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in the way that the Airs, Waters, Places discourse was integrated with the qualitative-humoral medical approach to the world. The Airs, Waters, Places tradition was about inter- connections, and the integrative aspect of the tradition made it so attrac- tive to the early modern world. For example...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 623–653.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and firsthand advice to Europeans about adapting it to their tastes. Still, its first purpose was to bring chocolate into the late Renaissance discourse on drugs. Classified among medical literature in libraries today, the work intro- duced chocolate through Aristotelian terminology on the humors, which...