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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2019) 49 (2): 377–401.
Published: 01 May 2019
... claims— a far cry from modern audiences’ tendency to forsake the creative scholar in favor of the seductive bullshitter. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 John Dee Brytanici Imperii Limites English historiography historical credibility politics of imperial expansion ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2012) 42 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Sarah Hogan Edmund Spenser’s A View of the Present State of Ireland is one of the most notorious works in the imperial archive, yet its fantasy of annihilating reform, or what might now be called “creative destruction,” schemes a highly specific kind of colonial project driven by novel kinds of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 523–557.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Peru, to find an animal Viagra-equivalent in that expanse of lands where marvels were contained. The duke's discreet fantasy of resurrecting the flesh, anchored in male anxiety, narcissistic excess, and a peculiar dream of domination, occupies hardly a footnote in the multinational project of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2017) 47 (1): 167–192.
Published: 01 January 2017
... imperial expansion and Chinese overseas settlement. Applying the practices of microhistory to world history, the article uses a microscopic lens and focuses it on a microcosm, a locale (like early modern Manila) where people from different parts of the world came together, interacted, clashed, and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 359–390.
Published: 01 May 2017
... transition into a modern nation-state, these cheap prints recalibrated the English topography to accommodate an expansive body politic. The essay ends with an exploration of how old and new archival research methods may together be deployed to continue excavating the material evidence of England's ordinary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 299–323.
Published: 01 May 2010
... profit couched in an imperial political vocabulary. At stake in the carto- graphic rhetoric of accuracy was not a progressively more precise empiri- cism, but rather an economic and institutional power struggle pitting alleg- edly uneducated pilots against purportedly elitist cosmographers. Empirical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 January 2009
... fictional instances such as Os Lusíadas and Gerusa- lemme Liberata, but includes historical and empirical writings of many sorts that develop their own programs for figuring landscape politically. When we put Spenser, the observer of imperial designs, alongside contemporaneous...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 617–643.
Published: 01 September 2014
... stronghold of Acre, objects such as the gates of Janus in imperial Rome, the Tower of Babel, and the fortified city of Troy serve as potent emblems of turning points in the historical past and as potential springboards toward an imagined future. These monumental points of reference form a lattice of...
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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 January 2009) 39 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 January 2009
... crown from Charlemagne. Charles V as Holy Roman Emperor, of 70  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 39.1 / 2009 course, wore Charlemagne’s imperial crown. However, Henry VIII could not resist, at this moment of political performance, suggesting the supe- rior antiquity of his...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2018) 48 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2018
... also to devise (in the case of geographical eponyms) a system of proprietorship or ownership. In the body, on the other hand, the issue was not so much the recognition of discovery, but the justification of the new science of anatomy. The article concludes by looking at the political implications of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2008) 38 (1): 15–34.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Daniela Frigo Duke University Press 2008 Translated by John Watkins University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota a Prudence and Experience: Ambassadors and Political Culture...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2011) 41 (3): 601–633.
Published: 01 September 2011
... imperial bureaucracy, as incon- trovertible proof that the Ottoman state was “a republic of slaves,” where individual will in matters of religio-­political affiliation was obviated.37 In this intellectual climate, the girl’s unambiguous declarations of her wish to convert — amply documented and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2014) 44 (2): 373–405.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Adam Herring This article examines vision and cultural authority among the leadership of the Inca Empire of Andean South America. In Inca political society, seeing was cultural being. The essay addresses the spaces in which Inca acts of perception took place, as well as the architectural frameworks...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 119–141.
Published: 01 January 2009
... negra of the Spaniard’s affect-form, built in large measure correlatively with the historical expansion and decline of Spain’s empire in Europe and the New World.14 Two centuries after the ghost of Kyd’s Don Andrea speaks its lines, the mysterious narrator of Charlotte Smith’s “Beachy Head...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2006) 36 (3): 517–537.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., the oceans won, he’ll win the land.]4 In the language of feigned prophecy, the poem gestures toward an ideal political order, at once global, Christian, and imperial. That order is provi- dential, but it is not eschatological. Like the more secular utopias of More and others, it paints an...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2004) 34 (2): 279–308.
Published: 01 May 2004
... authority and dynastic succession became critical during the 1390s. Finally, when installed as a Lancastrian classic during the first decades of the fifteenth century, the Knight’s Tale was rewritten by James I of Scotland in The Kingis Quair as part of his cunning, wide-ranging and politically ambitious...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2011) 41 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
... In Julius Caesar this principle is reversed: assassination restores to the pro- fane world what sacrifice degraded. Caesar’s corpse in the marketplace, then, rests on the cusp of a political and disciplinary order, not imperial Rome, but sixteenth- century England. Shakespeare does not favor one...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 September 2008
... constitution of body, so I grant that in pregnancy of wit, nimbleness of limbs and politic inventions they Wear / Place, Health, and Disease  449 generally exceed us, notwithstanding that otherwise these gifts of theirs do often degenerate into...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 49–70.
Published: 01 January 2013
... natural, the other political — held in tension and left unreconciled?2 Through queer approaches to the play, the “two bodies” of Edward II have been mapped onto sexual politics.3 Purvis Boyette opened the door to queer readings of Edward II with his 1977 article “Wanton Humor and Wanton...