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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Katherine Dauge-Roth Early modern judicial procedure privileged the reading of bodily signs at every stage of investigation. In cases of violent crime, careful reading of the victim's body was essential to reconstituting the events of a crime and determining its gravity and appropriate punishment...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 9–32.
Published: 01 January 2024
... physiognomic knowledge and practice, thus defining more refined criteria for reading the external, bodilysigns of nature in man”—as reads the title of Antonio Pellegrini's 1545 physiognomic dialogue. In this framework, the particularities of criminal physiognomies entered into physiognomists’ scope...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Stefania Tutino Examining the intellectual, cultural, and social implications of reading visual and bodily manifestations as signs of guilt and innocence means grappling with the relationship between what is true and what is credible, and consequently with the problem of how to make judgments when...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 January 2024
... thoroughly vindicates herself, then this is new evidence, since naturally they say that she would not be so eloquent if she were not a witch. 86 Moreover, even less skeptical judges were cognizant of the challenge of reading and interpreting physical signs, as well as the fact that such bodily signs...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the illusory nature of signs, as opposed to reparative reading practices or the “hermeneutics of trust,” which calls for restoring their meaning. In a climate when discretio spirituum came to prominence, Julian responded to the suspicious techniques developed to interpret women's visions and bodies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 335–367.
Published: 01 May 2013
... together with his bodily gestures to transform bread and wine into Christ’s body and blood. The “scenes,” or live images, that adorn the pages of the necroman- tic books define the reading matter of the missal, which, as Palazzo contends, “was one of the earliest books to be adorned, at first...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 317–343.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., reading promises bodily unity only through the text itself. Promising visions Hadewijch’s visions promise unity in various temporal and bodily regis- ters; in order to comprehend fully the materiality associated with embodi- ment, then, one must also take into account how different times...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 403–417.
Published: 01 September 2003
...”— that is marked as if by a “small needle.” The “thin, almost imperceptible sign” on her breast, “below the neck,” modestly veiled by the woman herself during her life, is nakedly exposed to her brother after her death. The miracle that the brother, Gregory, is instructed to read in this revealed sign...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... available in physically and spiritually concrete ways to those who read or hear the text. • Speaking, Thinking, Writing: Meditative Surgery and Intercorporeal Circulation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 153–182.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and chief allegorist of the sixteenth century are scarce. Through an examination of these texts, this article argues that both works share an identifiable bodily epistemology that positions knowledge production in the bodies of all, including women and lower-status men. Even as this bodily epistemology...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., reading, or listening) functions in a way similar to the rite of baptism by evoking the saint's protection of mothers and infants during childbirth. More so than other late medieval versions of her life, the SEL life of Margaret connects bodily and salvific suffering, emphasizing the shared experience...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of Perfection, describes the inner transfor- mations wrought by the sacrament of penance as being by definition unfelt and unseen: But he that is reformed in his soule bi the sacrament of penaunce to the image of God, he feeleth noo chaungynge in himsilf, neithir in his bodili kynde...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2022
... / 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 in the West from the twelfth century and quickly acquired the status...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 331–373.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., exclusive sign of masculinity. Simons / Manliness and Bodily Fluids  339 Urine, semen, water, wine, and wit Understanding the importance of the masculinized mode of urination casts a different light on certain representations of ejaculation, for the two emis...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2024
... of personality in the visual and literary arts of the period. But nowhere was its influence greater than in the practice of criminal law. This special issue explores the varied ways that jurists and judges drew on theories—ancient and modern—of how to read the human body, the face especially, in order to help...
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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 (2021) 51 (1): 9–35.
Published: 01 January 2021
... fires, which is confirmed by Owein s experience. H. notes the unknowability of the exact degree of punishment for various sins; however, visionaries have transmitted certain signs similar to the corporeal for the demonstration of the spiri- tual. 40 Still following Hugh, H. explains bodily-seeming...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 271–303.
Published: 01 May 2007
... as crucial to his rejection of alle- gorical exegesis of scripture. His new understanding of justification — the “tower experience” through which “a totally other face of the entire Scrip- ture showed itself to [him]” — was based on his reading of Romans 1:17.24 Somewhere in the course of his Dictata...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
... and comportment, anatomy, physiology, and other medical/ scientific discourses of somatic functioning.12 John Block Friedman long ago stressed that race (even if monstrous race) could be read only by refer- ence to geography, theology, and bodily morphology.13 Recent work...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Julie Orlemanski When the men and women of late medieval Britain began to read and produce medical writings on a scale unprecedented in earlier centuries, they faced the problem of jargon—that is, how to negotiate the interface between knowledge and nonsense in their literate practices...