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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 599–616.
Published: 01 September 2018
... René Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy philosophical conversion narrative Cartesian demon early modern selfhood ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2011) 41 (3): 463–485.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and Christianity that continues to haunt the history of the Crusades down to present day. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 a The Betrayal of Antioch: Narratives of Conversion and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2011) 41 (3): 601–633.
Published: 01 September 2011
... runaway or abducted. Through the narrative framework of conversion, she thus refuses the role designated for her in her kinsmen’s narrative of family drama and absolves herself from any potential charges of youthful disobedience. After all, as a convert, her over- riding duty is to God and to the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 433–434.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and philosophical or religious vision; and the links between conversion and authority, between conversion and violence. conversion transformation revolution religious and philosophical vision church and politics Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 This content is made freely...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 163–186.
Published: 01 January 2014
... fragment of the True Cross in the fire to test whether it could withstand the flames. The intellectual premise for her experiment with the holy relic can be found in her own écrit or conversion narrative. Analysis of this narrative demonstrates that Anne's application of philosophical skepticism and the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 83–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... inherent in one’s relationship to one’s neighbor. Gower’s tales explore the proximity of envy and compassion, asking crucial questions about how envious identification can be turned instead into compassionate likeness, and commenting on the larger project of exemplarity and mimetic narrative. © 2012 by...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... genre in which an author traces his spiritual development through stages of abjection, conversion, and sub­ sequent redemption.29 However, Donne’s difficulties understanding his ill- ness’s pathology repeatedly halt, hinder, and undermine the narrative prog- ress that its readers would have...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Peter Harrison Historians of science have become increasingly aware of the connections between religion and science in the early modern period. Science, or more strictly “natural philosophy,” is understood as having pointed to the existence of a designing deity. Conversely, religion is seen as...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Marion Turner Medical language permeated all kinds of texts in premodern Europe, including legal, literary, devotional, political, autobiographical, and philosophical writings. The essays in this special issue are particularly interested in the functions of metaphor and of narrative. Many thinkers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Stephen M. Fallon In a famous passage, the Son of God in Paradise Regained dismisses classical philosophers for their ignorance of “how man fell” and for their confidence in human sufficiency to attain virtue. “In themselves,” the Son says dismissively, they “seek virtue.” By putting this argument...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... narratives of the history of virtue ethics. The aim of this special issue is to remedy this lack by bringing together philosophical, theological, historical, and literary studies of virtue and the virtues in key thinkers, texts, and sociocultural contexts from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 223–247.
Published: 01 May 2010
... visual representation in Byzantium are encoded in those episodes in the narrative in which an artist prepares to make a saint's portrait. In the process, the episodes offer provocative ruminations on the relations between a representation and its prototype, words and images, sight versus hearing, and the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2014) 44 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
... analytical overview of recent historiographical interpretations of four interconnected processes: conversion and Christianization, reform and reformation, “disenchantment” and desacralization, and religious persecution and pluralization. Secondly, it examines the consequences of the range of methodological...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2011) 41 (1): 173–223.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Walter Mignolo Theodor De Bry and his family's volumes of the America series, as well as their entire collection of narratives and engravings depicting the newly “discovered” worlds of East and West, illustrate only half of the story: the world as seen by European eyes. This essay focuses on Guaman...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 539–566.
Published: 01 September 2012
... ideals. As in so many details, the English Carmel- ite narratives echo Teresa de Jesus’s Vida. She laments the “pestilential pas- times” of her early life when she indulged in worldly conversations from which she was warned by the appearance of a “great toad.”39 In chapter 7, Teresa weaves...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Lloyd Edward Kermode This essay introduces and assesses the importance of philosophical, geographical, and anthropological understandings of “space” and “place” for literary and dramatic scholars. In the process, it asks its own questions about the political use and control of space, and how we...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2013) 43 (3): 487–519.
Published: 01 September 2013
... that define the painter’s vocation and the potentially sublime qualities of their finished works. Scholarship has yet to acknowledge the sophistication and precocity with which the medieval novella tackled thorny philosophical questions about the materiality of painting. © 2013 by Duke University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... periodization of western history, that is both committed to historical research and attentive to the theoretical models shaping such research. Gregory's The Unintended Reformation not only meets this criteria but goes beyond by unfolding an immensely erudite narrative of modernity and its sources. It is a work...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 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 and the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2009) 39 (2): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2009
... couldn't reform their spiritual lives, and suggests a new view of why changing minds wasn't as easy as the reformers had hoped, and why stripping the churches of their rood screens, burning or hiding statues of saints, overpainting narrative wall murals, and replacing stained glass with plain windows...