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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Romedio Schmitz-Esser This essay looks at the practice of burning corpses in the Middle Ages. Much research has concentrated on the later medieval period; however, the punishment of burning and its specific motivations and rationales for crimes such as heresy, witchcraft, and magic go back to much...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Valeria Finucci This special issue of JMEMS addresses different ways of thinking through death and dying in the medieval and early modern period, including different philosophical and legal positions concerning the relationships between the body and its parts, corpses and burial sites, the bodies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 293–321.
Published: 01 May 2020
... this proposal with four key observations. First, a corpse s sta- tus as an object is ambivalent: it exists simultaneously and uncannily as both 296 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 50.2 / 2020 human and as gross matter. Second, in order to receive any type of treat- ment, a corpse and...
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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 (2000) 30 (3): 479–504.
Published: 01 September 2000
...David Hanlon © by Duke University Press 2000 JMEMS30.3-04.Hanlon 9/1/00 5:04 PM Page 479 Islam and Stereotypical Discourse in Medieval Castile and León...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Jeffrey Jerome Cohen © by Duke University Press 2001 JMEMS31.1-05 Cohen 2/26/01 7:00 PM Page 113 a On Saracen Enjoyment: Some Fantasies of Race in Late Medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 233–268.
Published: 01 May 2020
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith; Suzanne M. Yeager Saewulf’s Relatio de situ Jerusalem is one of the most significant yet understudied pilgrim texts of the twelfth century. Documenting the Jerusalem-bound traveler’s adventures through the medieval Mediterranean, the text is the first extant pilgrim...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Thomas A. Prendergast © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 a Spenser’s Phantastic History, The Ruines of Time, and the Invention of Medievalism...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Alex Davis Our sense of the distinction between the “medieval” and the “early modern” is structured by two notions: that the early modern period is characterized by the death of a chivalric culture that is dominant in the medieval period; and that the early modern is distinguished from the medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 531–548.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that were more accessible and intimate than those of the medieval Catholic past. In contrast to the relic cults of late medieval England, martyrs were exemplary models to follow, confessors, friends, and confidantes; and supplicants could be like the saint in that they too might be persecuted, might...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 89–115.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., staffed by Pity, Courtesy, and other personified courtly qualities. He hears Mass in the Hospital chapel before visiting the Hospital’s 96  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 46.1 / 2016 cemetery and the mass grave where the corpses of the Cruel Woman and other sinners against love...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 65–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Tom Bishop In Shakespearean drama, the conception of acting as “play” was shaped by an inheritance of medieval “player” routines and strategies and by the environment of the professional Elizabethan theater. Arguing from a theoretical and practical discussion of the role of “play” in medieval drama...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 273–297.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rachael Deagman This essay shows that the C-text of William Langland's Piers Plowman articulates difficulties with the process of learning to forgive, a process that for medieval Christians requires mutuality and participation in the sacrament of penance. Tracing the terms forgeue and forgeueness...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 503–529.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Gail McMurray Gibson Collectors of medieval religious drama manuscripts routinely bequeathed their names to the play texts they preserved; the titles of the Towneley cycle, the Digby plays, and the Macro plays attest to the importance of prominent bookish intermediaries in saving medieval drama...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Judith M. Bennett The partnership of death and maidenhood—found in many cultures, present as well as past, east as well as west—is examined here in the particular context of late medieval England, when mortality was exceptionally high and maidens unusually numerous. Drawing on a wide range of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... desires, 378  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 41.2 / 2011 and will wills, and if that is all, then these simple principles cannot explain the complex action of Leontius before the corpses. Three forces, limited to their own definitions, can exist in stasis only. Who will tip the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John Parker This essay contends that medieval drama would be much better served, particularly in connection to Shakespeare, if the field were to drop its resentment of “evolution.” The standard critique, as first launched by O. B. Hardison, Jr. against E. K. Chambers, is almost completely bogus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 233–262.
Published: 01 May 2016
... himself as a “strange stranger” within the dream landscape, the king experiences his mystical body in vegetal terms. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 medieval French romance Perceforest ecocriticism forests kingship • The King’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 639–641.
Published: 01 September 2015
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 • • The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies David Aers, Editor Sarah...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 197–216.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., 301 pp.; 45 color and black-­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...