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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2012) 42 (2): 249–268.
Published: 01 May 2012
...James Simpson This essay is a rebuttal to Debora Shuger’s 2008 essay, “The Reformation of Penance,” in which she takes aim at revisionist Reformation scholarship, and in particular at James Simpson’s Reform and Cultural Revolution , published in 2002, as exemplary of the error of the revisionists...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 111–120.
Published: 01 January 2005
...James Simpson © by Duke University Press 2005 Not the Last Word James Simpson Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts When the editors of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2005) 35 (3): 489–508.
Published: 01 September 2005
...James Simpson © by Duke University Press 2005 Subjects of Triumph and Literary History: Dido and Petrarch in Petrarch’s Africa and Trionfi...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
...James Simpson Brad Gregory's The Unintended Reformation is an extraordinary book. Brad Gregory's The Unintended Reformation is a shockingly bad book. This essay explicates the force of these contradictory statements. On the one hand, the potential of Gregory's understanding of periodization may be...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2003) 33 (2): 215–239.
Published: 01 May 2003
...James Simpson © by Duke University Press 2003 Faith and Hermeneutics: Pragmatism versus Pragmatism James Simpson Girton College, University of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Sarah Beckwith; James Simpson The deepest periodic division in English literary history is between the “medieval” and the “early modern,” not least because the cultural investments in maintaining that division are exceptionally powerful. Narratives of national and religious identity and freedom; of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Oxford History of English Literature. Jonathan Bate, the general editor of the series, proposed each volume as an “individual scholar’s vision of a discrete period of literary history Simpson’s volume has as its chronologi- cal outposts to So it places medieval literary culture in relation- ship...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 13–24.
Published: 01 January 2005
... James Simpson’s Reform and Cultural Revolution is an extraordinary feat of sustained engagement, a work of strong personality driven by “the need to argue In opening a chapter, Simpson typically tells you what he will do in the pages ahead, then does it to the letter. He himself, however (and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 25–38.
Published: 01 January 2005
... individual initiative; the literature of the Henrician Reformation is “revolutionary” because it aims to make a break with the past and create a streamlined and centralized national literature. Those are my words: here is Simpson’s summary, with some of his rather characteristi- cally jaw-breaking...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 67–90.
Published: 01 January 2005
... chapters, James Simpson’s Reform and Cultural Revolution proff ers a very diff erent understanding of the implications of “revolution” for the writing of cultural history, and in particular of the rela- tionship between revolutionary social transformation and literary aesthetics. Though Simpson...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 39–66.
Published: 01 January 2005
... K. Emmerson Medieval Academy of America Cambridge, Massachusetts James Simpson’s Reform and Cultural Revolution, the second volume of the new Oxford English Literary History, is an imaginative tour de force. It is both stunning in its...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2007) 37 (2): 335–371.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Simpson’s Reform and Cultural Revolution and R. H. Tawney’s studies of the Tudor moral economy, with the aim of showing the importance of class struggle for understanding mid- and late-Tudor culture. Knight slays giant, self We usually see Spenser’s Faerie Queene from the perspective of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 91–110.
Published: 01 January 2005
... right to defi ne true religious teaching and practice. James Simpson’s recent Reform and Cultural Revolution is a bril- liant attempt to retell the narrative of literary history from to His main argument is that the medieval period witnessed the production of what he calls reformist...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 527–557.
Published: 01 September 2010
... offers counternarratives where “traditional” ones (notably the progressive story of Protestant or “Whig” historiography) have come to be seen as inad- equate. The danger now is that the success of the counternarratives found in, most notably, James Simpson’s Reform and Cultural Revolution and Eamon...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 633–634.
Published: 01 September 2008
... httpmedren.aas.duke.edu/jmems Premodern Shakespeare Volume 40 / Number 1 / Winter 2010 Edited by Sarah Beckwith and James Simpson The deepest periodic division in English literary history is between the “medieval” and the “early modern,” not least because the cultural invest- Journal of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 749–751.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Translation in the Sixteenth Century  421 – 459 Simpson, James The Reformation of Scholarship: A Reply to Debora Shuger  249 – 268 Walker, Claire Crumbs of News: Early Modern English Nuns and Royalist Intelligence Networks  635 – 655 Warren, Nancy Bradley Monasticisms Medieval and Early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 425–438.
Published: 01 September 2010
... present in the recent volume of the Oxford English Literary History for the years 1350 to 1547, James Simpson’s magisterial Reform and Cultural Revolution.12 As the author declares: Despite its size [661 pages], this book has a very simple, central, and consistent theme: that the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Duffy, provides an important context for James Simpson’s Burning to Read: 440  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 40.3 / 2010 English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents. Simpson’s study, however, is less interested than scholars like Duffy in the practices of early modern...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2008) 38 (1): 171–173.
Published: 01 January 2008
... Modern Studies / 38.1 / 2008 Premodern Shakespeare Volume 40 / Number 1 / Winter 2010 Edited by Sarah Beckwith and James Simpson The deepest periodic division in English literary history is between the “medieval” and the “early modern,” not least because the cultural invest- ments in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2008) 38 (2): 399–401.
Published: 01 May 2008
... language of clothing as the making (or unmaking) of the human subject in relation to a specific geographical place and time. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 1, 2008 Premodern Shakespeare Volume 40 / Number 1 / Winter 2010 Edited by Sarah Beckwith and James Simpson The deepest...