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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 121–144.
Published: 01 January 2013
... van Gennep, who viewed the sacredness of place as a social and cultural con- struct, Smith’s influential book revises Mircea Eliade’s theory of the axis mundi, of the natural, inherent sacrality of certain sites; see Eliade’s The Sacred and the Pro- fane: The Nature of Religion, trans...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 457–467.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Shannon Gayk; Robyn Malo This special issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies explores the many continuities between medieval and early modern ideas about the sacred object. Until recently, the European Protestant Reformations were usually understood to mark a sharp break...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 469–502.
Published: 01 September 2014
... how the paintings in the St. Giles’s Hospital Processional represent sacred objects not as the “props” of Christian ritual but as the subject of ritual and the subjects of ritual action. Attending to the imbrication of objecthood and subjecthood in the Processional’s text and images, the essay...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 503–529.
Published: 01 September 2014
... from annihilation by reformers’ zeal and from neglect and time. These same collectors also inscribed new cultural histories on these manuscripts, which could make them material sites for articulating ideological investment, could even charge them with the numinous power of sacred relic connecting...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2014
... for washing liturgical vessels), and a painted wooden box containing a manuscript sheet, “Upon the Birth and death of his deere sonne.” Montagu’s commemorative program invests memorial artifacts with the qualities attributed to sacred objects and develops and defends a private idolatry in which secular...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 585–615.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Anne F. Harris The devotional complex of the chapel of Saint-Fiacre in Brittany offers an exceptional opportunity to consider the role of the natural world in the construction of the sacred in the late Middle Ages. Interactions between landscape, architecture, and ritual, this essay argues, created...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 339–379.
Published: 01 May 2016
... appearance resonates with Lutheran image theology. Its maintenance of visual difference exemplifies a faith in sacred history's power to transcend historical difference; the relief depicts Heinrich's conversion as one sacrohistorical event among many. The relief's disjunctive appearance also provides...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 85–108.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Randon Jerris © by Duke University Press 2002 a Cult Lines and Hellish Mountains: The Development of Sacred Landscape in the Early Medieval Alps...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 91–123.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Alison A. Chapman © by Duke University Press 2003 Now and Then: Sequencing the Sacred in Two Protestant Calendars Alison A. Chapman...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 617–643.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Suzanne Conklin Akbari The sharp divide between sacred and secular objects is ultimately an arbitrary one: sacrality is less a quality inherent in the object itself than a product of the way in which the object is seen. This is particularly evident in medieval universal histories, in which all...
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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 (2011) 41 (3): 545–576.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Amy G. Remensnyder Early modern Spaniards, whether Old Christians or Moriscos, often used the Virgin Mary as a figure through which to define a fixed boundary between Islam and Christianity. Yet a set of sacred scriptures created by some Moriscos in late sixteenth-century Granada went against...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 599–607.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Adam G. Hooks Attempting to reconstruct the history of an early modern bible enables us to better understand its place at the intersection of sacred and secular culture. A copy of the second folio edition of the Bishops' Bible (1572) in the University of Iowa Special Collections Library...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 137–167.
Published: 01 January 2019
... classical underworld. The French critic Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac censured Heinsius on two accounts: first, for mingling sacred and profane figures in a tragedy based on scripture; and second, for expecting audiences to understand the historical complexity of his depiction of Herod’s dream. Balzac...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 241–262.
Published: 01 May 2021
... moment in the arbitration of human affairs. This emphasis, in turn, bespeaks a broader concern over the timing of sacred icons during significant moments in Byzantine history as understood by contemporary chroniclers: namely, their failure to act in appropriate ways at critical moments when the empire...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 285–319.
Published: 01 May 2021
... mannerist style in his fresco The Martyrdom of San Lorenzo (1569) creates a visual site of resistance to post-Tridentine Rome's “total hegemony” through the “promiscuous intermingling of the comic and the heroic, the allegorical and the historical, the erotic and the sacred.” 6 While Campbell takes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 469–471.
Published: 01 May 2013
...@duke.edu httpmedren.aas.duke.edu/jmems The Sacred Object Edited by Shannon Gayk and Robyn Malo Volume 44 / Number 3 / Fall 2014 It is a commonplace that, from religious images and reliquaries to lavish service books, sacred objects played important roles in medieval religious...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 745–747.
Published: 01 September 2012
... culture. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: March 1, 2013 The Sacred Object Edited by Shannon Gayk and Robyn Malo Volume 44 / Number 3 / Fall 2014 It is a commonplace that, from religious images and reliquaries to lavish service books, sacred objects played important roles...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 January 2013
... and methodological issues involved in inter- pretation. We are particularly committed to work that seeks to overcome the polarization between history and theory in the study of premodern Western culture. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: March 1, 2013 The Sacred Object Edited by Shannon...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 671–673.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Christian Origins  95 – 112 Gayk, Shannon, and Robyn Malo The Sacred Object  457 – 467 Gibson, Gail McMurray Manuscript as Sacred Object: Robert Hegge’s N-­Town Plays  503 – 529 Harris, Anne F. Water and Wood: Ecomateriality and Sacred Objects at the Chapel of Saint-­Fiacre, Le Faouët...