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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 463–495.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Peter Lake There has been much talk of late about the Elizabethan state as a “monarchical republic” and about the emergence in and through the religious disputes of Elizabethan England of a “post-Reformation public sphere.” The term popularity emerged as a pejorative term used by contemporaries...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 571–595.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., this article shows how popular literature of the profane, in denouncing excessive pride in apparel, had a profound and lasting influence on homiletic discourse. Sermons are hybrid texts that incorporate both the themes and literary flourish of texts written by secular, polemical authors, such as Philip Stubbes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Katherine C. Little The figure of the plowman achieved a certain popularity in mid-sixteenth-century England with the publication of William Langland's medieval poem, Piers Plowman , and in a number of treatises written in imitation of it such as I playne Piers which cannot flatter . This post...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 403–412.
Published: 01 September 2008
...–and affected the welfare of individuals in every social class. Disease is, in fact, a singularly useful subject for examining the interdependence of these social sectors as well as their competing interests, and for interrogating the divide between hegemonic and popular cultures. The essays in this special...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2010
... was venerated as a saint. In contrast to Tudor promotion of Henry as a saintly king, the popular cult–which preceded and outlived its political appropriation–celebrated Henry VI for his likeness to ordinary English men and women. This essay explores the resonance between the cult and the plays, especially how...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Donovan Sherman This essay reads Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice as a manifestation of early modern England’s anxiety over the soul. As something both essential and unrepresentable, the soul existed in the popular imagination as potentially monstrous or divine, distanced from both the body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 387–412.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Katherine Hunt Change-ringing, a new way of ringing existing church bells based on a series of mathematical permutations, was extremely popular in seventeenth-century England and continues today. The close relationship between change-ringing and contemporary cultures of combination is established...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (3): 491–517.
Published: 01 September 2018
...” narratives that bridged different forms. Lord Berners's Huon of Bordeaux (ca. 1515) and Richard Johnson's The Seven Champions of Christendom (1596–97) are popular prose texts that employ crusade discourse's dual sense of conversion as an intensified commitment and as a change in religion in their portrayal...
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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 (2020) 50 (2): 431–453.
Published: 01 May 2020
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith; Laurie Ellinghausen The “sailor ballads” of the early British Empire employ popular song not only to investigate sailors’ hardships and victories, but to explore the character attributes of seafaring men. This article argues that the range of attitudes and concerns...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 541–564.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Jason Powell The late 1640s and 1650s in England witnessed a growing popular interest in letters of state, attested by collections such as Cabala, Mysteries of State, in Letters of the great Ministers of K. James and K. Charles (1653), which promises that ministers of state will be “presented naked...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Romae (1494). Composed in the popular cantare verse form, which was strongly associated with public performance, these works are an unusual example of printed guides to Rome aimed specifically at an Italian audience. Situating Dati’s cantari within the broader culture of the Roman pilgrimage...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2023
... demonstrates that James I's delegates at Dort, his European embassy's star preacher, and a popular London play present a richly nuanced yet harmonious public face on an international stage to an often contentious national conversation. King, church, and people speak together on the necessity of persevering...
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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 (2015) 45 (2): 245–286.
Published: 01 May 2015
... its scholarly and “popular” reception, with attention to the musical settings by Carl Orff. Preliminary to a three-volume edition of the Carmina Burana being prepared for Oxford University Press, the study seeks to distinguish the main issues for future research and to stimulate interdisciplinary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 287–321.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the ways in which ideas, when inscribed in letters, are necessarily grounded in physical reality. Although the rebus is usually considered a light and popular form, its playful mixture of ideas and things is also used to negotiate sacred meaning, and even to embody the divine. This essay explores...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
... portrayal of the rebels and not on the relationship between elite and popular discourses in the text. This article bridges a gap in the existing criticism by investigating the references to commonwealth and community that are made by Jack Straw ’s aristocrats and commoners respectively. The article argues...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 263–287.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Carissa M. Harris This essay focuses on Middle English pastourelles, a popular but understudied medieval lyric genre centrally concerned with women's experiences of the threat of sexual violence. This genre offers contemporary audiences a rich and valuable resource for understanding medieval ideas...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Petrosillo, Thomas Robisheaux, and István M. Szijártó—addressed a lively audience who interacted with the participants. The edited transcript of this roundtable introduces microhistory to researchers in the humanities and social sciences as an increasingly popular way to write history. It features a robust...
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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...