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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 (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 (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... available in physically and spiritually concrete ways to those who read or hear the text. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 medieval spirituality and meditation medical language and metaphor physiology of the heart Henry Duke of Lancaster Livre de Seyntz Medicines...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
... commonly used medical metaphors in homiletic contexts, helped the language of medi- cine to trickle down to a broader audience.23 Hoccleve’s interest in telling stories about himself was influenced by a range of circumstances, including his job and location, as other critics have discussed, but he...
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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
... in medical writings and about the practice of narrativizing illness. In premodern cultures, too, authors were profoundly aware of the problems inherent in trying to write about suffering and of the limitations of metaphorical language. At the same time, many writers saw opportuni- ties in the richness...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 237–239.
Published: 01 January 2014
... suffering and of the limitations of metaphorical language. At the same time, many writers saw opportuni- ties in the richness, polysemy, and (sometimes) novelty of medical language and deployed it in diverse genres with subtle and complex effects. This spe- cial issue focuses on how medical discourse...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 January 2016
... 2016 early modern devotion Protestant spirituality vital spirits medical language and metaphor interior religious experience • Flame into Being: Spirits, Soul, and the Physiology...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Margaret Healy In the political turmoil of mid-seventeenth-century England, both socio-political utopias and dystopias were repeatedly imagined through corporeal images and medical metaphors and narratives. The new iatrochemistry—Paracelsian and subsequently Helmontian medicine—featured especially...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
... discourse was the locus of ontology. . . . When it ascribed to each thing represented the name that was fitted to it, and laid out the grid of a well-­made language across the whole field of representation, then it was science — nomenclature and taxonomy.  — Michel Foucault, The Order of Things...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... upon a medical understanding of optics.55 Macrobius’s treatment of allegory in the Commentary also engages medical accounts of the male anatomy. In crafting his theory of allegory, Macrobius expands upon the work of those patristic writers who regularly use metaphors of uncircumcision...
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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 (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... • “O Multiplied Misery The Disordered Medical Narrative of John Donne’s Devotions Jessica Tabak Brown University Providence, Rhode Island In what...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 509–531.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the utility of being explicitly performance-oriented, vernacular, and (despite its frequent metaphorical usage) usually contextualized discursively as medical practice. Latinate terms— circulator , circumforaneus , pharmacopola —had somewhat more flexible definitions and applications in sixteenth-century...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 331–373.
Published: 01 May 2009
... modern culture, the fluids were multiple and metaphoric, inviting a range of erotic wordplays and visual puns about urine, semen, water, and wine. The sexual economy was as much characterized by liquidity as it was obsessed with penile penetration. The somatics and semiotics of early modern masculinity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 153–182.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in the Works of Andreas Vesalius and Edmund Spenser Amanda Taylor University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota While the medical school and the English department are metaphorically a world...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 183–200.
Published: 01 January 2009
... adopted Spanish habits in Hispanic exile.15 Chocolate was in essence the drink of recusant return. The first English-language manual devoted solely to the prepara- tion and consumption of the drink was by ex-Catholic James Wadsworth. In 1640, he translated a popular text by Antonio Colmenero de...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 599–621.
Published: 01 September 2013
...), German, French, and Latin made “reason of state” a universally used and acceptable term.8 Justus Lipsius’s Six Books of Politics, also published in 1589, appeared in fifteen editions in its first decade and was translated into seven languages.9 No less impressive is the publishing record...
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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 (2018) 48 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Press 2018 Andreas Vesalius early modern anatomy human hand dissection medical education • • The Organ of Organs: Vesalius and the Wonders...