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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2015) 45 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and demonic possession, all of which were expressed in similar ways. Nuns also used suicide threats instrumentally to further their claims as spiritual aspirants singled out by the devil. Enlarging the scope of inquiry beyond Protestant Europe, the essay demonstrates the constitutive role Catholic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 503–529.
Published: 01 September 2014
... present to past. This essay focuses on the afterlife of the East Anglian N-Town plays, exploring the ways that the Cotton Vespasian D.8 manuscript continued to be “performed” (in an extended sense of that word) in ideologies of recusancy and antiquarian possession in the life of its little-known early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2018) 48 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 January 2018
... hand. In his work, Vesalius stresses time and again the old Aristotelian and Galenic idea that the possession of hands is the mark of biological superiority over animals, as well as the crucial role played by the collaboration between sight and touch in both anatomy and clinical medicine. Copyright...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2004) 34 (3): 577–610.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of ways in which it can be further explained. In his narrative of master and slave relations, Hegel, I will sug- gest, as he explored the feudal political conditions of agrarian Germany, came to a crowning theoretical statement about feudalism itself: that the struggle between possession and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2015) 45 (3): 639–641.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Hybrid Books: Thomas Milles between Manuscript and Print  457 – 485 Smyth, Adam Little Clippings: Cutting and Pasting Bibles in the 1630s  595 – 613 640  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 45.3 / 2015 Strocchia, Sharon T. Women on the Edge: Madness, Possession, and Suicide in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2004) 34 (2): 345–372.
Published: 01 May 2004
... issue I wish to treat with care in respect to John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. I have selected this tragedy because it exhibits as compellingly as any other early modern text I know the consequences of living in a world where the possibilities of spiri- tual intervention and demonic possession...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2007) 37 (1): 9–55.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Atlantic — and until the “colonial” era when the inland sea becomes a conduit to eastern conquests and possessions. It is the old sea, to which seascapes like those of the Atlantic world, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific rim are added to make an image of the world that seems more global. Its...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2006) 36 (1): 169–200.
Published: 01 January 2006
... of freedom and self-possession: From the viewpoint of the new sense of self, the world of magic seems to entail a thralldom, an imprisoning of the self in uncanny external forces, even a ravishing or loss of self. It threatens a pos- session which is the very opposite...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2006) 36 (1): 75–102.
Published: 01 January 2006
... a consideration that is neither “historical,” in the sense of possessing a finite point of historical reference, or even necessarily “literary,” although lending itself well to literary treatment. This is the recurrent, and generally human, predicament of what Benjamin calls bloße Leben or...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2017) 47 (1): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2017
... more specifically, the “uneasy coex- istence” of Spaniards and Chinese in mid-­seventeenth-­century Manila. About the Chinese immigrant population, however, we possess only Span- ish sources, which identify particular individuals only occasionally, among them the go-­between, “the broker who...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 143–159.
Published: 01 January 2009
... text was his version of a Shakespeare play “built upon a Novel in Don Quixot,” and based upon several manuscripts in his possession.4 Theobald’s play, based on the erotic troubles of Cardenio, Luscinda, Fernando, and Dorotea in Cervantes’s novel, was a great success, playing for ten nights at...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2017) 47 (3): 587–597.
Published: 01 September 2017
... manuscript had been in the possession of Stephanus Tomson, a notary, in 1519, but we cannot be certain whether he facilitated its entry into the royal collection.26 A Tompson is mentioned as a signet clerk and described as wise and experienced by the diplomat and future bishop of Bath and Wells, John...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2004) 34 (3): 463–472.
Published: 01 September 2004
... class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones. Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, how- ever, this distinct feature: it has simplifi ed class antagonisms...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2004) 34 (3): 473–522.
Published: 01 September 2004
... struggled throughout history (6:482, 486; 24:321–22; 25:137). Yet, at other times, Marx and Engels drew a contrast between the classess of modern capitalist society, which are made up of legally equal citizens, and the social estatess characteristic of feudalism, the members of which possessed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., answering to few men and fearing none. And they were dangerously possessed of a sexuality lethal for themselves or others. All told, the partnership of death and maidenhood worked in late medieval England to sexualize maidens, separate them from run- of- the- mill mortals, set them (worryingly...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2004) 34 (1): 95–146.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., became more advanced, and moved on. The terms indicate and effect a kind of frustra- tion. The need to make out and locate the “constant form,” the repeated sameness possessed by several objects produced by an individual or several individuals within or across a period of time, like the desire to...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2005) 35 (3): 629–662.
Published: 01 September 2005
... longing and being longed for in the same way. He possesses an anteros, that is, the refl ection of love, but he supposes it to be friendship rather than love and calls it that. —Plato Over the past thirty years, art historical and literary scholarship has pro- ductively explored the relationship...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2000) 30 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2000
... can cast out the uninitiate. As a means of exchange between indi- viduals, secrets create networks—social (gossip), religious (confession), political (diplomacy), intellectual (magic, medicine, natural philosophy). A secret is an ethical event. To possess it can...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2001) 31 (2): 313–348.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Great Britain, used to designate the Scottish monarch’s 1603 accession to joint dominion over England and its sole colonial possession.24 On his general map of the “British Isles,” Speed’s Theatre opens with a banner designating the title of James’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2007) 37 (1): 163–195.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of Smyrna, and a Cypriot merchant — the strange power of her beauty driving each to murder or other acts of malfeasance in order to possess her. Eventually, in Famagusta, she is recognized by one of her father’s former retainers, who returns her to the sultan and supplies her with a cover...