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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 January 2024
... evidence in its wake. Indeed, notions of the body are integral to understanding early modern witchcraft beliefs, particularly at a time when the boundary between mind and body was viewed as porous and permeable. This was a time when emotions were seen to have physical consequences, and this belief played...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., and yet they were linked with and responded to each other in complex and interesting ways. tutino@history.ucla.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 early modern legal judgment moral theology Augustine belief physical evidence Examining the intellectual, cultural...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 597–617.
Published: 01 September 2009
... approaches. Because of the physical distance separating the documentary evidence, rarely have comparisons been made between sumptuary laws from different geographical areas. This study offers just such a comparison of the laws enacted in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and England between the thirteenth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2010
...-Reformation plowman has long been read as an uncomplicated spokesman for an anticlerical Protestantism. This article argues, in contrast, that these plowmen are evidence of a continuing interest in a medieval Catholic symbolic imagination centered on work–as physical labor and as spiritual labor, such as good...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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, calling...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 9–32.
Published: 01 January 2024
... 2024 Renaissance physiognomy legal procedure in Venice physical evidence Antonio Pellegrini Giovanni Ingegneri In 1545, the Venetian humanist Antonio Pellegrini published his I segni della natura ne l'huomo ( The Signs of Nature in Man ). 1 In dialogue form, this work reproduces...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of three conversions, themselves nested within twenty more, one for each day of Donne’s illness, and each of these conversions is occasioned by a new “sus- picion” that arises once new physical evidence — a manifestation of spots, or, as we shall see shortly, a raising from one’s sickbed — resolves...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 17–43.
Published: 01 January 2014
... This is an analogy with the case of the biblical patriarchs’ long lives, and it works like this. Instinctively, we dis- miss as absurd what Virgil says about Turnus’s size. But physical evidence has accidentally survived to prove our instinct wrong. Instinctively, we dis- miss what Genesis says about...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of the tai- lor Ernst amply demonstrates. And Horn’s petition adroitly addressed both. The prospective bridegroom indicated that he grasped the moral implica- tions of physical development, providing literally physical evidence. “My bride,” he observed, “not only...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 105–139.
Published: 01 January 2021
... orders, for whom pilgrimage was either considered undesirable or outright forbidden.4 But scholars have also pointed to evidence of virtual, imagined, or spiritual pilgrimage as viable alternatives to physical Jerusalem pilgrimage for many laypeople.5 We do not know the name, social status, or religious...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 January 2024
... and to revealing, as Bouvet puts it, clear evidence of guilt “freed from all kinds of shadows and obscurities,” was the reading of not only the bodies of suspects, plaintiffs, and witnesses to the crime, but also those of its victims. 11 When crimes involved physical harm or death, it was first the wounded...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 247–273.
Published: 01 May 2013
... handwriting — physical evidence of the author’s survival — in similar terms: “I should reioyce much to see you[r] hand writing it be no great trouble to you it shall much adde to the helth of my inferme and sickly body.”74 The sheer volume of these statements in personal correspondence spanning...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 May 2017
... as a direct result of his physical engagement with the bodily evidence of the Resurrection: My Lord and my God with syght do I se That thu art now quyk, which henge deed on rode. More feythful than I, ther may no man be, For myn hand have I wasch in thi precyous blode...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 403–412.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., for example, by new modes of evaluating archaeological evidence, as well as by studies — to cite only a few instances represented in this collection — that analyze the representation of disease in nonmedical literature such as travel treatises (Finucci), that consider the function of dis- ease...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 141–159.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of Boni- face (in 1298) and Pius V (in 1566), and by the Council of Trent (1545 63).3 Ample textual evidence demonstrates that some nuns resisted these attempts at enclosure verbally, physically, and politically.4 Researchers have also begun to look beyond these overt and well-documented forms...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2024
... criminal trials physiognomy readings of the body judicial evidence If our faces were not similar, we could not distinguish man from beast: if they were not dissimilar, we could not distinguish man from man. —Michel de Montaigne, “Of Experience” From the earliest days of civilization...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2010
... on the human body. Blacman’s image thus not only rehabilitates the body politic, against the evidence of its disaggregation dur- ing Henry’s reign, but also reframes the cult’s emphasis on Henry’s physical likeness and identification with English men and women, an emphasis that works against...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 January 2013
... a right triangle. It is as if de Witt imagines the per- formance to be taking place within a triangle, viewed from within a square. What we know about the physical structure of the 1599 Globe sug- gests a similar geometric disposition of space: a rectangular platform 43 by 27.5 feet set...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 335–367.
Published: 01 May 2013
... his intended pact with Lucifer and touching on the inco- herence of the word and the flesh. What Lowell Gallagher calls the “textual- ity of the blood” enacts a corporeal interruption that results in lexical failure. “What puzzles Faustus,” Gallagher argues, “is the evidence that the physical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- ties. Likewise, an awareness of how qualities grew and interacted is evident in the culture surrounding good works through which grace increased in a believer’s soul. A vernacular physics of grace and intentions gives us a way to explain encounters with relics and the appearance of saints’ names...