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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 109–144.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Joëlle Rollo-Koster © by Duke University Press 2002 a From Prostitutes to Brides of Christ: The Avignonese Repenties in the Late Middle Ages Joëlle...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 147–166.
Published: 01 January 2017
...-­keeper’s voice. None of the people featured in Dubois’s petition appear in Bruges’ archival sources, in large part because, apart from Gillekin Dubois, his master, Jan de Witte, and the brothel owner, Myne Sgeests, not a single character is named: not the brothel-­keeper, not the two prostitutes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 January 2004
... their access to concubines and prostitutes and assured lack of punishment for the rape of lower-status females or female captives, as Hrotsvit’s stories amply illustrate.11 The practice of celibacy was astutely exploited by aristocrats in negotiations of power with the church. In forging alliances...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 September 2003
... According to Benedicta Ward, “[T]he stories of the har- lots belong to the literature of conversion” and “conform to the pattern of the great penitent of the New Testament, Mary Magdalene,” understood in early Christian legend as a repentant prostitute. Further, “the sinful woman is also Eve...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 511–544.
Published: 01 September 2009
... on the customs of late Rome: As Cyprian justly says with reference to the dress of maidens, the display of ornament and dress, and the allurements of personal shapeliness, are only in keeping with prostitutes and immodest women; and none are more expensive in their adornment...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 397–429.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., a common locale for prostitution (see fig. 6 ). 29 On the right, a water carrier approaches a naked couple who embrace in a tub beneath awnings. The mise en page across the lower margins of fols. 74v and 75r suggests a commonplace association between pigs and prostitutes, equally characterized...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 161–181.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of that entity and its countries.34 Both Gazet and Ralegh presume to extend the national and imperial ambit of those whom they represent. But Gazet’s pictures fraudulently present cour- tesans and prostitutes as royalty, thereby undermining the authenticity of the feminine purity at the center...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2002
...-Koster maps out the creation and development in fourteenth-century Avignon of convents of repentent prostitutes, the Repenties. This case- study shows how a rejected and marginal group appropriated established cultural constructs—the monastic rule, the model of Mary Magdalene, and urban topography...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to lodge elsewhere; quite a few migrated from villages to cities. Not all these women remained virgins — some worked as prostitutes; some lost their virginity through rape; some were common- law wives of priests or other men; some took lovers they hoped they might eventually marry. Maidenhood...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 575–599.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to the ambiguities of werk, multiplie, and privetee of The Canterbury Tales. Jeremy the butler, together with his confederates, the alchemist Subtle and the prostitute Dol Common, has commandeered his master Lovewit’s house in London, abandoned during a visitation of the plague...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 487–495.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the[e] / And her chapplayn I the[e] make / To serve her for my sake.” The Friar responds, “Here is an huckle duckle[,] an inch above the buckle / she is a trul [that is, prostitute] of trust, to serve a frier at his lust” (H4v). The word huckle meant a hip bone, so this bone being an “inch above...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (3): 597–617.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., such as the way they dealt with prostitutes, but were also geared toward the reconstruction of the cultural and political his- tory of the city more generally.21 Scholars have since maintained an interest in these laws. Studies have ranged from the identification and transcription of bodies of laws...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 January 2000
... not only in an almost casual way—despite its exceptional nature—but also in an entirely distorted fashion. In a legal history of Speyer, Theodor Harster introduced Hetzeldorfer as a prostitute, an interpretation revealing more about his fin-de-siècle sensibility than what...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 431–453.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of marriageable young men threatens to become so dire that, the ballad predicts, these unattached girls might soon become prostitutes: Last year I declare, young Maids was choice War[e] But now they grow wonderful plenty I sware, All over the Town they walk up and down, I reckon you may have a Score for a Crown...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 229–252.
Published: 01 May 2008
... was identified through a number of attributes: a red cloak, long, loose hair, tears, a book, or an ointment bottle. These visual clues help identify her as a reformed prostitute — the red cloak and long, unruly hair indicating her past promiscuousness, the book and tears symbolizing her repentance.38...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 543–570.
Published: 01 September 2002
... indicate that by wearing these clothes he struts vice in, that is, he brings it, and evil, into the city. But the foppish man’s choice of clothes and his accompanying prostitute suggest another disease: syphilis. The fabric from which his suit is made, herring-bone, is a silk or velvet from Lyon...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 573–597.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and debtors’ prison. Jane cries, “O . . . I shall be undone!” (1.142), and pleads, “What shall I do when he is gone?” (1.205). Firk characteristically sexualizes her predicament, suggesting that Jane may be forced to prostitute herself (1.139 – 41). In so doing, she would risk the fate of Mistress...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 671–684.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018. x, 548 pp., 3 tables. $70.00. Monson, Craig A. Habitual Offenders: A True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderers in 17th- Century Italy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. xviii, 333 pp., 29 figs. $40.00. O Callaghan, Joseph F. Alfonso X...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2003
... dead monks are revealed to be women are spare. For example, the Life of Pelagia explains why its heroine chose to disguise herself as a man: a reformed actress and “prostitute, ” she sought to escape her wealth and notoriety in Antioch for a life of ascetic anonymity. “She held her fortune...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 January 2000
... meretrices docte” [certain learned prostitutes] and “meretrices et alie mulieres docte” [prostitutes and other learned women] who are knowledgeable in certain matters, “quedam mulieres” [certain women] from whom he has learned certain matters about birth...