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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 (2024) 54 (2): 371–397.
Published: 01 May 2024
... hybridity in the literature of this period, unveiling a way for a creature to be simultaneously hybrid and natural. cmahaffy@mtholyoke.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 Mandeville's Travels Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World monsters hybrid creatures animal...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 421–459.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of Protestant propaganda mocking the wrongheadedness of the Church of Rome In a German pam- phlet first published in but later translated into English and published in London in Philipp Melanchthon and Martin Luther warned of “Two Woonderful Popish Monsters” including a “Popish Asse” (see fig...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
... monsters, racist representations inevitably conjoin desire and disgust. The Saracens were no exception. The extended visualizations of Cohen / On Saracen Enjoyment 119 JMEMS31.1-05 Cohen 2/26/01 7:00 PM Page 120 “lusty, black...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 543–570.
Published: 01 September 2002
... and monstrosity: An English man or woman now, I’ll make excuse for neither. Composed are I know not how, of many shreds together: Italian, Spaniard, French, and Dutch, Of each of these they have a touch. O Monsters, Neutrall monsters, Leave...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2020
... head), and she births Death.39 Death then rapes Sin (his mother), leading to a violent, unending cycle of birth and pain: Mee overtook his mother all dismaid, And in embraces forcible and foule Ingend ring with me, of that rape begot These yelling Monsters that with ceaseless cry Surround me, as thou...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 59–84.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of giants or monsters, they are associated with oth- ers who are, such as the gigantic “Og” (a biblical giant) and “Xaneth [the] three headed.”12 In this account the races of Gog and Magog are described as cannibals who eat “the flesh of human beings and [drink] their blood like water and that of all...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 559–587.
Published: 01 September 2008
... to criticize lepers (“they be of ill rule and are commonly beguilers and to detail their deformities, call- ing them “horrible in manner of a monster.” Further, de Chauliac assumed, along with most medieval commentators, some connection between visi- tations of the disease and luxuria, notable...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 225–259.
Published: 01 May 2023
... long recognized that the history of cartography was anything but a steady march toward modern realism. 1 Unconcerned with realistically arranged locations, medieval maps often populated their earth with mythic monsters, unobserved realms, or elementary designs that bore little resemblance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 161–171.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of Oklahoma Press; Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, Calif.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 2018. xiv, 281 pp., 20 figs., 8 tables. $45.00. Van de Logt, Mark. Monsters of Contact: Historical Trauma in Caddoan Oral Traditions. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. xvii, 252 pp., 10 figs., 1 map...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 571–580.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., there is the fur- ther strangeness of the monster who poses the riddle and of the man who answers it. The Sphinx does not walk on two legs. According to Apollonius, the Sphinx was a monster with the face of a woman, the feet and tail of a lion, and the wings of a bird.1 This suggests a being both more and less...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 May 2023
... We may localize the introduction of melancholia to just after the rise of the Nazis before World War II, in Tolkien's famous 1936 essay on Beowulf “The Monsters and the Critics.” This highly influential work is a major early instance of a self-conscious break with nineteenth-century philology...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 275–301.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... The medieval clerical view that condemns differently bodied crea- tures as foreign and threatening, often locates monsters and demons in far distant places at the edge of the known world, whether the “Orient,” Lybia, Egypt, Ethiopia, or India.4 The Roman de Mélusine, however, places hybrid and unknown...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 537–561.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... $60.00. Weisgerber, Jean. La Muse des Jardins: Jardins de l’Europe littéraire (1580– 1700). Nouvelle poétique comparatiste, vol. 5. Bruxelles: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, 2002. 216 pp.; 12 Žgs. Paper $22.95. 12. The marvelous Bovey, Alixe. Monsters and Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts . Toronto...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2017
... for someone to explain what “macrohistory” is; usually the term is used as a mythical antithesis of microhistory, a Loch Ness monster that cruises deep, dark waters but is never once sighted.) Instead, Cohen’s article offers a broad overview of the historiographical landscape seen and evaluated from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 571–595.
Published: 01 September 2009
...) The preoccupation with sumptuous attire indicates a sort of unnaturalness: “new- fangled fashions rather deforme, then adorne us: making us rather to resem- ble savage beastes, and brutish monsters” (67). (2) The English are altogether obsessed with foreign clothes and textiles: if attire “come not from beyond...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 January 2024
... a harmonious arrangement of the character. Proverbially speaking, it is said that one who is a monster in the body is also a monster in the soul.] The literature on della Porta is of course extensive. See, recently, Eugenio Refini, “Bodily Passions: Physiognomy and Drama in Giovan Battista della Porta...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 January 2001
... ideological sign systems of color. 46 Origen, In Ex. hom. 3, 4; Paul of Nola, Carmina 17.45, 25.140, 28.241. For a comprehensive view of attitudes about Egyptian spirituality, see K. A. D. Smelik and E. A. Hemelrijk, “‘Who knows not what monsters demented Egypt...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 339–379.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in which these reliefs juxtapose disparate-­looking motifs alongside one another without interven- ing scaffolding or framework. I take this name from the antique monster, the Chimera, that possessed distinctive parts from different creatures.14 In the absence of suitable terminology from Dell’s own...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2007
...: Martyrs to Love (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 191   – 203. 2 Jeffrey Jerome Cohen briefly discusses Galeholt as a giant, touching on the possible significance of this in regard to his fatal love for Lancelot, inOf Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages (Minneapolis...