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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2017
... before large, muscled male bodies were popularized in 1980s and 1990s action cinema, these medieval texts foreground the necessity of building muscular bodies to knightly identity, while simultaneously describing them through a rhetoric of hardness that characterized their envisioned use as physical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2015
... in an array of medieval and early modern European materials. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. death and dying physical body art and politics...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... illness with readers when he believes its physical symptoms resist communication? This essay argues that Donne bypasses this impasse by formally recreating one of his illness's contemplative symptoms: the vexed temporal disorder caused by interpreting one's world from within a sick body. Because...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., and the physical and mental constitutional nature of people and nations up to the early twentieth century. Central to this conception of the body and its environment is the perception of causal connections between a place, including its climate, season, water, and food, and the people born into it. This essay...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 559–587.
Published: 01 September 2008
... redemption, or tran- scendence, was body-based, and on the other, the body required redemption, that is, it was physically and morally corrupt. The conundrum here, so aptly Zimmerman / Leprosy in the Medieval Imaginary  573 expressed by Bernard, was that the Christian...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., dejected spirits, and an “ill state both of body and mind.”3 Blood gushed from Thoresby’s nose upon merely looking at a portrait of Ibbetson — an incontrovertibly physical response. Thoresby Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 43:2, Spring 2013 DOI 10.1215...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
... governed by local political conditions. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 physical body crime and capital punishment early modern confraternities a Body Politics: The Criminal Body between Public and Private...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the physical and affective lives of English citizens attend the king's failure to symbolize the body politic. Religion can thus be understood as a mediating rather than a rejected term when studying the development of the history plays as a form for thinking about English community...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (3): 609–631.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to enter into a long-standing conversation about how the physical environment potentially influenced the human will. A scalar logic of nature was embraced by some of these popular writers and rebuffed by others, depending on their view of how the soul was situated with respect to the material body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 341–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
... guides his reader through three stages of contemplation, lead- ing to a union of knowledge and love for God The nal stage — the only one in which the contemplative person is not an active agent — is an experi- ence of raptus, in which the contemplative is carried out of the physical body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
...” and ameliorate the condition of actual patients. Through these widespread literate practices, I argue, the material- ity of the physical body and the materiality of medical language came to be closely bound up with one another. Satirical representations of medicine, like Henryson’s “Sum Practysis...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 227–268.
Published: 01 May 2002
... is manifested in the materiality of her resting place, for the shrine carries the multivalent attributes associated with the woman’s life—she is royal, chaste, monastic, abbatial, sovereign—and the values directly tied to her postmortem physicality—the body is pure, vir- ginal, incorruptible, inviolable...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the aegis of Renaissance humanism, a particularly powerful discursive link between the physical body and the social body was forged in the perceived economic and religious “crisis” of the 1520s, when Thomas Starkey, in his Dialogue between Pole and Lupset, analyzed the “sykenes & grevus dyseasys...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the spiritual utility of the “gouts, ulcers, and numerous hurts and injuries” suffered by the physical body he inhabits and the spiritual danger of the “greviously wounded” [mult durement naufrez] imagined body (7). While the ailments in his biographical body should be welcomed as salutary “corrosive...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 September 2003
... involved in attempts of early Christian men to conceptualize how women might occupy the status of holy person. Physically speaking, women’s bodies and sexual- ity were so closely allied as to be virtually synonymous, as in medical texts where “all symptoms in a woman must be considered in relation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 629–651.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in scholarship on Julian of Norwich in attempts to reach “behind” Julian’s text, and indeed her theol- ogy, to access a “real” or properly physical body. This can mean a body as close as possible to that of the historical woman herself, that is, Julian’s own otherwise undisclosed or abjected physicality...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 271–303.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to the body as possible. C. S. Lewis saw Colet as believing that “all the evil in man arises from his animal [i.e., physical] nature,” and John B. Gleason notes “Colet’s revulsion from the flesh in the sexual sense”; both scholars comment on what Lewis calls Colet’s “harsh and ascetic morality...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 269–291.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the mate- rial to the highest truth. Julie E. Fromer has pointed out the importance of the visible and the series of audiences that punctuate Seinte Margarete, arguing that Margaret s physical body becomes the site where the invisible, supernatural power of God enters the realm of the visible...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 431–451.
Published: 01 September 2021
... representation in texts, allowed citizens and subjects to gather and cultivate political authority in competition with that of the state. Freeman offers the body public as a term that accounts for the importance of physical bodies assembled through established institutions to the development...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., physically present in his body. Moreover, it did not matter how substantial this part of the body was; even the smallest physical particle is bound to the saint’s soul. God will reunite every single part of the body with the soul on the day of resurrec- tion. Again, Victricius of Rouen puts...