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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 457–467.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Shannon Gayk; Robyn Malo This special issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies explores the many continuities between medieval and early modern ideas about the sacred object. Until recently, the European Protestant Reformations were usually understood to mark a sharp break in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 503–529.
Published: 01 September 2014
... modern collector, Robert Hegge. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 a Manuscript as Sacred Object: Robert Hegge’s N-Town­ Plays Gail McMurray Gibson...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 469–502.
Published: 01 September 2014
... examines how the paintings in the St. Giles’s Hospital Processional represent sacred objects not as the “props” of Christian ritual but as the subject of ritual and the subjects of ritual action. Attending to the imbrication of objecthood and subjecthood in the Processional’s text and images, the essay...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Patricia Phillippy Following three-year-old Henry Montagu’s death in 1625, his father installed a memorial comprised of three objects in Barnwell All Saints Church. In addition to an alabaster monument, Sidney Montagu incorporated into his memorial program a thirteenth-century piscina (a basin for...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 585–615.
Published: 01 September 2014
... hewn from the surrounding forest shaped sacred objects in and around the rural healing chapel. The ecological characteristics of healing waters intersected with understandings of the salvific theology of the blood of Christ; the hewn ecology of the oak jubé or rood screen framed the ontological...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 617–643.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Suzanne Conklin Akbari The sharp divide between sacred and secular objects is ultimately an arbitrary one: sacrality is less a quality inherent in the object itself than a product of the way in which the object is seen. This is particularly evident in medieval universal histories, in which all...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2015) 45 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Nicholas Terpstra The theatrical capital punishments of the early modern period blurred distinctions between private and public and between object and subject in their treatment of the prisoner’s body. Where did these rituals originate? Italian confraternities devised distinctive forms of offering...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2013) 43 (3): 573–597.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Natasha Korda Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday (1599) is filled with shoes. Every aspect of shoes’ social lives is enacted onstage: they are manufactured before our eyes, bought and sold, given as gifts, displayed as signs of status, and flaunted as objects of fashion. This essay considers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 287–321.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jessica Brantley A hybrid of letters and pictures arranged to signify a sentence or phrase, the rebus transforms objects into ideas more explicitly than any other kind of communicative system. Its fundamental mechanism of representation enacts a connection between words and things and evokes the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2017) 47 (1): 75–119.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., reminding us that microhistory is not reductive, as is sometimes claimed, but expansive, for when it works it connects its objects of inquiry to wider worlds of meaning and importance. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 microhistory Carolingian monasticism codicology medieval scribes desert...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 May 2017
... fragments of the past, Elyot does not avoid uncomfortable reminiscences of the senseless destruction of past cultural objects. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Thomas Elyot Biblioteca Eliotae English Dictionary origin myth of Britain national identity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2017) 47 (3): 599–607.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., who turned the book into a family archive and an object of private devotion. This volume represents a vivid example of the broader shift between public and private reading, the continuity of church-state authority across the seventeenth century, and the continuing tension between this authority and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 2018
... shrines in St. Albans Abbey Church are of interest both as evidence of the local reception of Shakespeare and Drayton and as situated verses that challenge the dichotomy between text and object. Drawing attention to the impermanence of physical monuments, they also acknowledge their own ephemerality...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 387–412.
Published: 01 May 2018
... many bells, was a way of justifying the continued presence of these pre-Reformation objects into and beyond the seventeenth century. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 change-ringing in early modern England uses of church bells mathematical permutation anagrams philosophy and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 435–459.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and objections, and Piers Plowman in an even wider range of dissenting and troubled voices. But these texts use debate very differently to deal with the unpredictable reactions of the laity. Pauper engages with Dives using the readerly, rhetorical, and logical techniques derived from later medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 519–552.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ryan McDermott The miraculously incorruptible hand of St. Margaret Clitherow, a recusant martyr in York under Elizabeth I, was hidden for centuries. It has also eluded academic scrutiny. It therefore provides a test case for what constitutes a significant object of study for historical inquiry into...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2009) 39 (3): 545–570.
Published: 01 September 2009
... guaranteed the authority of those very garments. This article investigates Durandus's delicate (and sometimes not so delicate) handling of these discrepancies with an eye toward the larger theoretical questions involved when material objects, and especially clothes, are used to convey material transcendence...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 325–346.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Douglas Biow Beards, both real and fake, acquire a special status in Giordano Bruno's Candelaio as symbolically charged objects that reveal not only much about the characters and their functions within the play, but also much about social norms and expectations regarding the performance of male...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2011) 41 (1): 13–65.
Published: 01 January 2011
... venture reveals the multiple, inconsistent, and often hesitant production of savages and heathens, selves and others, subjects and objects. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 a Learning from De Bry: Lessons in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 83–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... addressed by this solution. Unlike the other “deadly” sins, envy’s economy of pleasure and pain is not object-oriented, but other-oriented. This essay examines John Gower’s Confessio Amantis , arguing that its focus on envy inspires a reorientation of penitential morality around the pains and pleasures...