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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 January 2015
...John Jeffries Martin In early modern Europe, judges read the bodies of victims and suspects through a variety of lenses shaped by popular beliefs, Renaissance notions of physiognomy, and by the study of medicine, classical rhetoric, and natural law theory. This article explores the writings...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2022
... 2024 Physiognomy was, as is well known, one of the most influential disciplines of the Renaissance. Based on the interpretation of bodily signs to read inner moral and intellectual inclinations, physiognomy developed in the West from the twelfth century and quickly acquired the status...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 403–405.
Published: 01 May 2022
... by Manuela Bragagnolo and John Jeffries Martin Volume 54 / Number 1 / January 2024 Physiognomy was, as is well known, one of the most influential disciplines of the Renaissance. Based on the interpretation of bodily signs to read inner moral and intellectual inclinations, physiognomy developed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 January 2001
... in individualized portraits, by Dürer, Mostaert, and others), artists present the details of African appearance—hair, physiognomy—with an accuracy so exceptional that it has sometimes suggested to modern audi- ences the potential of an unchanging racial identity.7 Yet...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 263–284.
Published: 01 May 2021
... withered desecration during the Passion, these mandylions allowed direct access to a countenance of arresting vitality and unique physiognomy. Their frontal address gives the sensation of a face staring out of its frame. It is defined by an elongated nose, darkened shadows forming the shape of the brow...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., antipodal pressures exerted themselves on the interface of the spiritual and physical worlds: the physical became more suffused with the spiritual, and the spiritual became more untrace- able in the physical. So we have, on the one hand, medicinal tracts invest- ing humoral physiognomy with spiritual...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 325–346.
Published: 01 May 2010
... are the repositories of stories, because every sort of person ends up there to get cleaned, from various areas, of diverse apparel, of strange languages, of hideous mugs, of ugly physiognomies, and of truth and falsehood anyone [who comes] brings a big/heavy load [e di verità e di bugie ciascuno ne porta un...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 159–195.
Published: 01 January 2015
... does include at least one woman, no attempt is made — through hairstyle, dress, or physiognomy — to identify her as the mother. The loss of the central section of the fresco also makes it impossible to definitively identify the father. 44 On the connection between Mary of Jerusalem...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the knightly male body through the lens of physiognomy, in order to parse the way violent male subjectivity is linked to the body’s physicality, embody- ing a form of masculinity that Yvonne Tasker calls “musculinity.”35 This pro- 262  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 47.2 / 2017 cess...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 253–284.
Published: 01 May 2022
...). But in the book on birds, the eagle comes first because it is “roy” (153v) [king], and its name is attributed to the “aguesté” [acuteness] of its sight (154r). In these examples, alphabetical order and the order of species’ importance combine neatly with physiognomy. The Livre , I hope to show, uses the idea...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 79–112.
Published: 01 January 2001
... development in the heartland of the former Carolingian Empire and its subsequent spread through conquest, colonization, and acculturation. This is not to say that the Franks did not notice physiognomy or skin color, and indeed at first glance many of the Roland ’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
... of analysis find a natural point of overlap in exploring the cultural work of the Saracens, whose dark skin and diabolical physiognomy were the Western Middle Ages’ most familiar, most exorbitant embodiment of racial alterity.3 Most scholarship on Saracens has been...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 321–365.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that the painting exerts a destabilizing force. It threatens to upset the effort to establish order: “Having resolved not to allow the irrationality of Goes's pictorial creation to rub off on our scholarly treatment and assessment of the facts, but—if possible—to study wild-eyed physiognomies while keeping our own...
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