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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 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 (1 January 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 (1 January 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 the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 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 is...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
...-reform 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 (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 467–491.
Published: 01 September 2008
...José Pardo-Tomás; Àlvar Martínez-Vidal Consultation by mail had been common in medical practice more or less since the time of its consolidation in Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, but this mode of communication vastly expanded in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 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 (1 January 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2013) 43 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 May 2013
...]ow you are well I shall be better.”72 Dugard claimed to decay in health alongside her lover and to recover as his health improved. Indeed, correspon- dents often referred to letters and news of others’ recoveries as cordials.73 A cordial was a common medical remedy and an apt metaphor for the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
...A. W. Strouse Christian writers have often conceptualized reading and writing in terms of uncircumcision. This study begins to uncover that long-standing literary-theoretical tradition. It describes how early Christian theologians, following Saint Paul, discussed allegory with metaphors of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 January 2015) 45 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the judicial process, eventually adopting the view that it was possible to convict an individual on the basis of indicia indubitata (compelling circumstantial evidence) alone. Attitudes about the body and torture in the sixteenth century must be examined in relation to a broad range of medical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Press 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 (1 January 2018) 48 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 January 2018
... © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Andreas Vesalius early modern anatomy human hand dissection medical education • • The Organ of Organs: Vesalius and the Wonders...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Fourth Lateran Council, while literal sur- gery was marginalized by the church, metaphorical surgery was increasingly discussed.19 Henry of Lancaster’s Livre de Seyntz Medicines, which uses a medical metaphor as its central organizing trope and engages in close detail with technical medical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 667–669.
Published: 01 September 2014
... famously Susan Sontag, have written about the effect of metaphors 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2014) 44 (2): 453–455.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Susan Sontag, have written about the effect of metaphors 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 237–239.
Published: 01 January 2014
... narrative techniques. Many mod- ern thinkers, most famously Susan Sontag, have written about the effect of metaphors 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2005) 35 (3): 559–582.
Published: 01 September 2005
... philosophical tradition that has gener- ally animated much of medical historiography and medical practice during this last century has been intensely positivist in character and triumphant in disposition. Its interpretative method has often been subjected to mesmer- izing ideals such as evolution and...