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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Eleanor Johnson This essay argues that Chaucer’s much- unloved “Monk’s Tale,” rather than being a failure or misfire on Chaucer’s part, actually constitutes a high- water mark of the bold and experimental literary theory that characterizes much of Chaucer’s later career. In this case, the Monk...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 75–119.
Published: 01 January 2017
... those questions the author examines the special character and critical tensions of Carolingian monasticism and why the monk chose the lives and sayings of the desert fathers to copy while on campaign. From a single sentence in an obscure manuscript, a world of associations and connections opens...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 699–724.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Katherine Zieman This essay explores the late medieval rhetoric of self-representation and conceptions of audience through an examination of the writings of the fifteenth-century Carthusian monk Richard Methley. Methley is considered as a “public contemplative” — a writer who offers his own...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 9–35.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Hannah Weaver Telling the story of the exceptional penance of an Irish knight, the twelfthcentury Tractatus de Purgatorio Sancti Patricii contends that it was possible to go on a bodily pilgrimage to purgatory. The Cistercian monk H. of Saltrey wrote his Tractatus at a historical moment when...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of abandoned wives and mothers, and demonic specters of women, but monks claimed that there were few, if any, esh-and-blood women in their desert. Likewise, Elizabeth Clark has invited historians of Christianity to consider the prospect that our sources present us not with real women from the past...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 227–268.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... In describing the shrine as an enclosure, one Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 32:2, Spring 2002. Copyright © by Duke University Press / 2002 / $2.00. that protects the incorrupted body of the saint and one over which the monks swear oaths of allegiance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 45–68.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Memphis, Tennessee Sober, downcast, grief-­stricken, the monks perform their labors. Some sing, some count out their rosaries or thumb their books; all of them pray for the duke on whom their very existence depends. These fifteenth-­century Car- thusian monks, cowls elegantly draped over...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 251–291.
Published: 01 May 2011
... generally required that, on the one hand, the unity of the monastery absorb every monk into its communal whole and that, on the other hand, each individual monk remain singular and isolated. This paradox will receive further attention below, but essentially it ensured that the monks be equally...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 437–451.
Published: 01 September 2003
...- ples of Antony—conform to the Athanasian model. The text fosters this assumption by never explicitly linking any of the Arians that it mentions with the ascetic movement. They are never identiŽed as monks or virgins. While monks and Arians both visit Antony at his ascetic retreat ( Vita Ant. 55...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 191–217.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., Gregory of Nazianzus, and John Damascene “monks” [monachi], and adds that “other doctors, such as Gregory, Basil, Chrysostom, and many others” were “religious” [religiosi], apparently using the terms interchangeably. 71 Torrell, Saint Thomas Aquinas , 1:84. 72 Philip P. Baldwin , Pope...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 223–247.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to the artist, mentioning Nikon’s stature, hair, and dress, but the artist, on attempting to paint the portrait, finds that he is unable even to begin the task, let alone finish it. As the text explains, the artist’s inability is due to the fact that he has never before seen the saint. Then a monk...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... The Life of Mary of Egypt is framed by the tale of Zosimas, a Palestin- ian monk in middle age, who begins to be tormented by the thought that he has achieved perfection and so despairs of being able to advance in the spir- itual life. At the behest of a vision, he retreats to a secluded monastery near...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 241–262.
Published: 01 May 2021
... to the background of these narratives recounting events so crucial to the fortunes of Byzantium. Icons evidently had the potential to disappoint; the monks of the Kallios monastery were not pleased by the verdict. There may well have been others who turned their backs on the Friday miracle as the product...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 615–634.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- chester in 1501. The most significant difference separating the two was that Talavera was a professed religious (a Jeronimite monk) and Fox never entered a religious order. As will be demonstrated below, their careers and the religio-­ political environments in which they worked shaped their approach...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 503–529.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and who wrote two books — a treatise on sundials and an account of the founding of his 504  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 44.3 / 2014 native city by the monks of Lindisfarne, which he titled The Legend of St. Cuthbert. According to the seventeenth-­century Oxford historian...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 453–470.
Published: 01 September 2003
... this. Jerome, for example, expressed dismay that “clerics, monks, and others who lead celibate lives” had accepted Jovinian’s view that marriage and celibacy were equally meritorious. “They cut themselves off from their wives in order to imitate the chastity of virgins,” Jerome complained, “and yet...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2012
... that resulted from the enclosure of nuns. It is also identified as the cause of a decline in donations because patrons, frustrated at the inaccessibility of the nuns’ cloister that resulted from passive enclosure, turned increasingly to houses of monks.3 Scholars have often explained the failure...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 463–485.
Published: 01 September 2011
... antisacrament that inverts the rites of Christianity. Robert the Monk, in his Historia Iherosolimitana, describes the way in which pagans torture Christians and violate sacred churches: “They overturn the altars, having defiled them with their own filth, they circumcise Christians, and take...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of a Carolingian monk while accompanying a military campaign, stands out not only for its expansive length but also for its rich elaboration.9 He stresses the agency of the monk Ellenhart, which has a vivid presence in each moment of Dutton’s narrative, but from the very outset, Dutton is out for “larger...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 657–698.
Published: 01 September 2012
... directly on axis with the main altar at the other end of the nave The apostles of the inner tympanum, in turn, surrounded by the “living stones” of the faithful in the lintels and archivolt compartments, are an image of the monks in the round- arched choir that at the time would have enclosed...