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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 603–628.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Reformation historiography of modernity narrative of decline historical inevitability • • “Botched Execution” or Historical Inevitability: Conceptual Dilemmas...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
... narratives of the triumph of Christianity Walsham / Migrations of the Holy  263 over paganism toward narratives of the decline and degeneration of the church that Peter Brown dates to the early fifth century was both a measure and a motor of Christendom’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... Complexities of identity in Spain and England inform Barbara Weissberger’s essay. Noting the pan-European nature of anti-Semitism, espe- cially in England and Spain with the examples of Chaucer and a virtually unknown narrative by a citizen of Toledo, Damián de Vegas, she focuses on the uniquely Iberian...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 309–338.
Published: 01 May 2000
... to audiences ready to pay cash for a good suspense read. Hence the pamphle- teers’ interest in stories about a relentless clash of wills, in which the under- dogs could prevail, however briefly, over their superiors. In this narrative women—who were brought to court as witches, but who also accounted...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2020
...: the reconstitution of text, reputation, narrative, or event for new audiences. These new audiences were of different language- traditions and geographical locations, accessing materials through different forms and media. As these articles show, the task of translating for later audiences shaped reception...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 147–173.
Published: 01 January 2022
... What does it cost to imagine climate change as a catastrophe, given that concept's fundamentally literary, especially its dramatic and narrative, valences? Does an impending climate “catastrophe” require us to do something or just change our attitude to something (as a result of reading or witnessing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2021
... time have been much debated, yet critical consensus holds that the practice generally declined across centuries and that this decline was characterized by an emphasis on its utilitarian function over its devotional purposes. Keith Thomas sees the decline resulting from agrarian change that led...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 119–145.
Published: 01 January 2022
... and uncountable things just keep adding up, which vitiates the promises of order and completion that the written list might otherwise offer. In this context, the seeming digression on the decline of lordly interest in good poetry continues the prologue's focus on signs of decline communicated through...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 433–468.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in the eighteenth century, “If it was possible to convert the Negroes to the Christian Religion, the Roman- Catholics would succeed better than we should, because they already agree in several particulars.”7 Despite the evidence he cites from the merchants’ narratives, how- ever, Pietz downplays...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 469–491.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, Partonopeu de Blois. The poem was translated into several languages and is found in several distinct narrative ver- sions.10 I’m not concerned here with trying to trace the versions, but I do want to note the choice that they offer for the development of the scene I...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 513–543.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in a student paper. Other sleights-­of-­hand are a bit subtler. In principle one might think that Gregory’s narrative of historical decline could be refuted with evi- dence that traditions that he has declared dead are in fact very much alive, and even flourishing, but he has a response...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 473–485.
Published: 01 September 2013
...-­to-­wear shoes and the earliest shopping malls. By tracing the declining numbers of artisans and increasing numbers of wage-­laborers in urban contexts over this period, scholars have identified a proletarianization of the workforce that presages the end of artisan-­dominated manufacturing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 139–159.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Natasha Simonova In 1804, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia was described as “a book that all have heard of, that some few possess, but that nobody reads.” Indeed, the usual critical narrative has Philip Sidney’s romance falling sharply out of fashion in the eighteenth century from its height...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 377–402.
Published: 01 May 2020
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith; Madeline Lesser This article addresses Lucy Hutchinson’s Order and Disorder , an epic, twenty-canto retelling of Genesis. Scholars have often considered Hutchinson’s poem an inferior version of Paradise Lost insofar as it does not transgress biblical narrative. Attending...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 211–246.
Published: 01 May 2000
... University Stanford, California The inspiration for The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, as Edward Gibbon famously recalls in his memoirs, came from ruins: “It was at Rome on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol while...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2016
... offers the outlines of a more substantial and sophisticated narrative of the birth of modernity from the anvils of Reformation doctrinal wrangling. Instead of focusing solely on sola scriptura , the essay considers other interpretive supplements: (1) the Conciliarist vs. Curialist conflict...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 May 2024
... of Virgil's Aeneid , one of the most important influences on Petrarch's poetic vision. The poem's composition history is first documented by Suetonius, writing a generation after Pliny and about a century after Virgil's death, where the narrative centers on Virgil's deathbed. He demands that his scrolls...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 457–467.
Published: 01 September 2014
... in the culture of the sacred object. Critical approaches to the status of religious objects across the period have often reflected this narrative of rupture: before the Reformations, belief that the divine inhered in the material world, and after the Reformations, concern about idolatry; before the Reformations...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 241–259.
Published: 01 May 2003
... as contamination, decline, and fall. In the light of these remarks let us return to the category of doctri- nal formalism in the chapter on the Eucharist. It signifies the side-lining of narrative in the service of “doctrine,” understood by Gallagher and Green- blatt as “the ideological consensus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 147–164.
Published: 01 January 2001
... their original historical settings. The guiding assumption in this essay is that pre- modern travel narratives deserve to be read not simply as windows onto the world, but rather as documents of critical historical understanding in their own right, as documents, that is to say...