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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2019) 49 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 May 2019
... textual modes of translation connect with translation’s role in subject formation in medieval texts, focusing on two narratives about female cross-dressing, the Vie de Sainte Euphrosine and the Roman de Silence . Gender emerges in these texts through multiple intersecting modes of translation which are...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2011) 41 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Brett Edward Whalen Under Popes Honorius III, Gregory IX, and Innocent IV, the thirteenth-century papacy opened an unprecedented diplomatic dialogue with the Almohad dynasty in northern Africa. Working in conjunction with members of the new mendicant orders, above all the Franciscans, the Roman...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
... English terms manifest in James Mabbe's earlier translations of Spanish romance, Rojas's Celestina and Aleman's Guzman , and their own pro-Roman-Catholic politics, played out in the real and literary landscapes where Spanish and English interests met–in the Low Countries. © 2009 by Duke University Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2019) 49 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Rory G. Critten Examining the complex imbrication of Roman and legendary Germanic history in the Old English poem The Ruin , this essay addresses the notion of medieval medievalisms: the processes by which identities subsequently defined as medieval were conceived within the medieval period itself...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Heather Hirschfeld This essay explores the penitential structure of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice in the context of the Reformation reorientation of human agency in matters of atonement. It suggests that the Protestant attack on the Roman sacrament of penance resulted, for both sides of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2011) 41 (3): 577–599.
Published: 01 September 2011
... comparative analysis of Nicodemites and Marranos in early modern Venice. Through a careful analysis of the records of the Roman Inquisition, the article argues that, while the standard model of religious dissimulation fits the case of the Nicodemites or crypto-Protestants quite well, it breaks down in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 131–155.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Terence Irwin Luther’s denials (in his Commentary on Romans ) of the natural capacity to acquire moral virtues rest on three assumptions. (1) Virtue requires the pursuit of virtuous action for its own sake. (2) In the state of sin, human aims and motives are all controlled by self-love. (3) Insofar...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2013) 43 (2): 275–301.
Published: 01 May 2013
...E. Jane Burns The fourteenth-century Roman de Mélusine by Jean d’Arras is a story of dynastic expansion and political legitimization that extends far beyond the territorial battles fought by the French royal family during the Hundred Years War. In fact, Jean d’Arras’s narrative of Lusignan history...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 323–342.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Alastair Minnis On July 1, 1555, John Bradford was burned at Smithfield, one of the Protestant divines executed during the reign of Mary Tudor. Shortly before his death he wrote a treatise entitled The Restoration of All Things to counsel a devout woman of his circle. This expounds Romans 8:21–22...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 367–393.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jenny C. Mann This essay documents the mutual interactions of philosophy and poesis in early modern theories of knowledge. It does so by following the trajectory of the wax image, or simulacrum, from Greek philosophy to Roman rhetoric and onwards to early modern philosophy and poetry. Ovid’s fable...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 201–226.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the Wallachian rulers can be reconstructed in the space between Eastern and Western religious and political realities. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 medieval Wallachia conversion political allegiance Greek Orthodoxy Roman Catholicism...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2004) 34 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2004
... the “Fall of the Roman Empire” continues to excite debate among historians and archaeologists, fifteen centuries after Odoacer deposed the usurper Romulus in 476. Similarly, there is an ever-growing corpus of work on women’s history and, to some extent more recently, gender in late antiquity and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2003) 33 (3): 517–536.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., whose mandate included “the systematic and scientiŽc exploration ” of the Roman cata- combs. Two years after that, on May 11, he joined de Rossi (as he would elsewhere on other occasions) to view San Callisto’s papal crypt, where a month earlier de Rossi had recovered the precious...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2001) 31 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 January 2001
... half black, mixed, or multiracial. This definition of race according to blood percentage, based on antiquated—and historically pejorative—notions of a “pure type,” was alien to antiquity. Late Roman society would describe this child as decolore “dark” or “swarthy.”4...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2006) 36 (1): 135–168.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., has the potential to illuminate a deep fracture in the literature on Michelangelo. The Portuguese artist Francisco de Holanda, in his Roman dialogues, the untitled second book of his ambitious treatise Da pintura antiga (ca. 1541 – 48), crafted compelling speeches for Michelangelo as an...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2002) 32 (1): 85–108.
Published: 01 January 2002
... religious traditions—indigenous astronomical and agricultural beliefs and polytheistic Roman cults. Since World War II, scholars have cataloged several hundred standing stones in the region.4 Most of these standing stones served astronomical functions, marking events in the astronomical calendar that...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2006) 36 (2): 223–261.
Published: 01 May 2006
... German legists, interested in defending the authority of Roman civil law and the continuity of empire, argued for a Roman origin (these have been called “German- ist” and “Romanist” positions, respectively). Legists on both sides wished to claim feudal law because, for reasons I will explain below...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2000) 30 (2): 211–246.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Stanford University Stanford, California The inspiration for The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, as Edward Gibbon famously recalls in his memoirs, came from ruins: “It was at Rome on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2003) 33 (3): 403–417.
Published: 01 September 2003
... sign, a stigma. But what might this imply? Christianity and the history of the tattoo The history of tattooing is by now not altogether uncharted territory. The ancient Greeks and Romans used tattooing to mark the bodies of criminals and slaves, that is, to inscribe the violence of punishment or...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... thirty in Measure for Measure.11 I focus here on a selection of these, starting with the defense of divine right in Romans 13, which is central to the structure of the play and to Protestant political theology: the idea that magistrates are “ministers of God” who “bear not the sword for naught.”12...