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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 January 2010
... by its superior historical self-awareness. This essay reassesses these themes through a reading of Shakespeare and Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen (1634). This is a play of knighthood and chivalric spectacle, adapted from Chaucer's Knight's Tale , which brings Chaucer on stage in the play's prologue...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 417–434.
Published: 01 May 2011
... title page was intended to demonstrate that it was the book of a gentleman, a “noble book.” This displayed nobility supported Montaigne's moral and pedagogical purpose, it served as the basis of his social authority and literary authorship, and, last but not least, this noble status ensured the success...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 January 2015
... convents, usually ones with no family connections, demonstrating a preference for postmortem association not with family but with a community of celibate women. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 noble Italian women and gender death and burial early modern wills and inheritance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 663–665.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Michael Cornett, Managing Editor Duke University Press Durham, North Carolina 2011 Volume 41 Index Balsamo, Jean Montaigne’s Noble Book: Book History and Biographical Criticism  4 1 7  –  3 4 Birk, Joshua C...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 515–544.
Published: 01 September 2011
... shadow of Iberia’s brutal and widespread Jewish pogroms of 1391, the fifteenth century witnessed the Castilian nobility’s fraught, exclusionary attempt to define themselves as a group. The number of families claiming noble ancestry had increased dramatically; textual theorizations of what it...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 275–301.
Published: 01 May 2013
... descent from the peo- ple who founded “the noble Lusignan fortress in Poitou [which] has since passed,” he claims, “from hand to hand and by right and military conquest come into the hands of the exalted, noble, and very powerful prince Jean, son of the king of France, duc of Berry” [Ceste noble...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2017
... alongside poems, as in British Library, MS Royal 17.D.iii. At the macro level of manuscript context, we find that in library collections of royal, aristocratic, and noble audiences, Secretum texts share shelf or chest space with other mirrors for princes, military manuals, and romances, as the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 January 2004
... with the church. In forging alliances with noble fam- ilies, celibacy was Christianity’s great advantage when played out in com- petitive dynastic politics. Nonprocreative ecclesiastical male elites who would not start rival dynasties were trustworthy allies indeed, much like eunuchs at the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 145–166.
Published: 01 January 2002
... private diaries of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries survive.8 Gio- vanni Ciapelli has argued that “one of the main concerns” of Florentine texts “was to demonstrate the family’s degree of participation in the political life of the city,” because—unlike Venice with its fixed noble class—in Flo...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (1): 15–34.
Published: 01 January 2008
... instruc- tions was the “universal and fundamental rule for carrying out the work of an ambassador.”18 Noble and courtly culture: “The grammar of honor” Francesco Guicciardini warned in one of his pithy Ricordi of the impossibil- ity of “giving an ambassador such precise instructions so as to...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 January 2009
... auaunced the noble bloude of Englande abroad in the worlde.19 William Paget, Mary’s Lord Privy Seal from 1556, believed that the purpose of this marriage was to give Philip a title to the crown.20 Philip and Mary were far from being foreigners; in fact they were first cousins. The Spanish...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 601–633.
Published: 01 September 2011
... letter by the Otto- man military commanders of three adjacent districts, probably written shortly after the girl’s departure from home, addressed the Count of Split as “our noble and honored neighbor, and friend” and reminded him that “it is better that the friendship among us endures.”30 A letter...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 275–308.
Published: 01 May 2000
... present king’s late father:24 But yet besides this, now of late days, the most noble Prince, our late sovereign lord, King Henry VII, worthy to be called the second Solomon (which excelled in politic wisdom all other princes that reigned in this realm before his time...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 519–542.
Published: 01 September 2002
... epistle his newfound intent to match the “magna- nimitie of a noble mind” with “industrious diligence.”20 Whereas his earlier work had dallied in sexual and poetic license, The Steele Glas occupies itself with properly productive labors.21 This is not Gascoigne the translator and purveyor of Italian...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 149–172.
Published: 01 January 2010
... its ostensible hero, Henry, are opaque, not least because he stands above the de casibus structure, never falling, but only causing the downfall of others, as if he were Fortune or God: “’Tis well there’s one above ’em yet,” as he remarks, watching unseen the machinations of various nobles...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 335–371.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Nobylyte (ca. 1525), John Heywood sides with a small-producing plowman and a humanist philosopher against a knight and a merchant. Late Tudor “aristo-capitalism” integrated an imperial and capitalist aristoc- racy with its non-noble functionaries and the laborers they aimed to exploit more...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 May 2002
... pleased with sir Mordred than they were with the noble kynge Arthur, and muche people drew unto sir Mordred and seyde they wold abyde wyth hym for bettir and for wars. And so sir Mordred drew with a grete oste to Dovir, for there he harde sey that kyng Arthur wolde...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 13–31.
Published: 01 January 2020
... was shaped by the instructions and needs of recipients in the Italian states. Members of Italy s ruling and noble families had an almost insatiable hunger for reliable news about the conflict as they had political, economic, and personal reasons for wanting to know and understand developments in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 69–94.
Published: 01 January 2014
... English class system and all social hierarchies based on inherited status, these being “abomina- tion in the sight of God.” For to this “conceit of being noble & gently born” or what she terms the “eldest daughter of pride” do we owe that hatred & contempt of laborious employments...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 233–262.
Published: 01 May 2016
... avenue to creating advantageous marriages that will produce noble offspring, the ancestors of Arthur and his court. In his management of both land and love, the forester king promotes orderly reproduction. Perceforest’s dream teaches him not only about his kingdom, but about himself: the...