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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 527–557.
Published: 01 September 2010
... grammar of “serve and deserve.” The article argues that when Langland has his narrator questioned by Reason and asked, “Can you serve?” Langland understands the question, like Luther, in the broadest theological and ethical sense. The article attends in detail to conventional readings that see the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 559–587.
Published: 01 September 2008
...-be devourers served to insulate the sacramental status of the Eucharist, to distinguish pure from impure blood, and to displace the archaic fear of physical obliteration. However, of the three demonized groups it was the leper alone who was subject to a kind of double jeopardy: as a visible emblem of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 617–643.
Published: 01 September 2014
... events are brought within the economy of salvation history, serving as threads in a larger fabric of the narration of the past. In the construction of this historical web, monumental objects play an important role. In the thirteenth-century Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César , copied at the Crusader...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Andrew Wear In the early modern era, physical place, health, and disease were integrally linked in a geographical and climatological theory of the environment. The Hippocratic treatise Airs, Waters, Places served as a template for viewing the relationships between places, health, disease, and the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2008
... retardation, epilepsy, deformity, disputed sexuality (hermaphroditism, intersexuality, or castration), deafness, blindness, and even more fleeting circumstances such as fever, could call into question an individual's ability to perform normal legal actions or to be allowed to inherit an estate, serve as a...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 523–557.
Published: 01 September 2008
... mercantile imperialism that marked the discovery of the natural beauties of the New World. Yet, within the historical moment in which it played, the halcyon cure that this aging conquistador desired serves as a miniature parable that can reconfigure what is by all means a trivial colonialist narrative into...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John Parker This essay contends that medieval drama would be much better served, particularly in connection to Shakespeare, if the field were to drop its resentment of “evolution.” The standard critique, as first launched by O. B. Hardison, Jr. against E. K. Chambers, is almost completely bogus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 417–434.
Published: 01 May 2011
... title page was intended to demonstrate that it was the book of a gentleman, a “noble book.” This displayed nobility supported Montaigne's moral and pedagogical purpose, it served as the basis of his social authority and literary authorship, and, last but not least, this noble status ensured the success...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2012) 42 (2): 333–363.
Published: 01 May 2012
... depends fundamentally on the process by which one arrives at it. Discord therefore serves as a hermeneutic tool, one that Julian uses deliberately. Understanding her method of interpretation also illuminates the role of dissimilarity elsewhere in medieval commentary. © 2012 by Duke University Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2014) 44 (2): 281–320.
Published: 01 May 2014
... strategically employed classical-looking features, especially during periods of intense experimentation. The incorporation of the column into the new buttressing configuration served as one strategy for mediating the buttress’s deviant character. Tracing various ways in which flying buttresses articulate...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2013) 43 (3): 623–653.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Early French treatises about consuming coffee, chocolate, and tea reflect a desire to normalize them and their entrepreneurial practitioners, while at the same time extoling their exotic charm. This essay argues that these treatises — part chemistry book, part guide to preparation and serving, and part...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2008) 38 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 January 2008
... served his successor, the new duke, Francesco Maria della Rovere, who appears as the young prefect in the Cortegiano. Working diplomatically for Francesco Maria della Rovere over the next several years, he was sent to Rome as the resident ambassador of Urbino in 1513. He later served the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2000) 30 (3): 463–477.
Published: 01 September 2000
... the case of the Roncesvalles, or hybridity and ambiguity in the case of the Auto. Both texts serve an important purpose in the formation of a national canon. The Roncesvalles is cited as an example of how foreign epic material, that of Roland and Charlemagne, is...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2002) 32 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 January 2002
... community not only depends on language but also on a common history and shared textual expe- riences. While Mannyng’s translation serves to build community, it also challenges Anglo-French writers’ and speakers’ claims on English history. The Chronicle constructs Mannyng as a sophisticated...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2011) 41 (3): 463–485.
Published: 01 September 2011
... siege assert that Pirus, was an Armenian Christian who had converted to Islam. He and his brothers served as armor makers, and entered into a dispute about pay with a local garrison commander. The dissatisfied apostate, furious with his commander, decided to convert back to Christianity during...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 615–634.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the future Henry VII during the reign of Richard III and would eventually become Henry’s principal secretary, being appointed Lord Privy Seal. He would go on to serve in Henry VIII’s adminis- tration as well. While in the service of the Crown, each held various ecclesias- tical posts. Talavera...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2005) 35 (2): 327–348.
Published: 01 May 2005
... elaborate machinery to produce “truth” beneath demonology’s pretension simply to reveal a hidden (occult) truth. And as in Foucault’s history of sexuality, confession played a crucial role in the demonological production of “truth.” Demonology, I argue, made confession serve a dual vocation, at once...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2008) 38 (1): 15–34.
Published: 01 January 2008
... ambassador is viewed as one of the central figures of modern politics. Ever since humanism, ambassadors have been the recipi- ents of precepts, practical advice, and ethical standards; they have served as able interpreters of the politics of their time, as authors of the instruments of negotiation, as...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2002) 32 (3): 427–431.
Published: 01 September 2002
... serves to reani- mate a medieval metaphor built upon an older technology. A focus on objects as objects is able to resist the ease with which the study of subjectiv- ity has been able to transcend historical context. Rather than looking to the narrative details of broadsheet ballads for a textual...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2006) 36 (3): 585–618.
Published: 01 September 2006
... monolithic. The possibility of “utopic moments in both past and present history” may be floated,38 but to the extent that Marin’s Middle Ages remain “linear,” “single and totalizing,” “single and obsessive,” this period is licensed to serve only as utopic modernity’s foundational other. Imperfect...