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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Donovan Sherman This essay reads Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice as a manifestation of early modern England’s anxiety over the soul. As something both essential and unrepresentable, the soul existed in the popular imagination as potentially monstrous or divine, distanced from both the body and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 141–165.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Richard Sugg In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, human physiology was mediated by the vital spirits. These fine vapors of heated blood and air not only linked body and soul, but were central to processes and ideas of generation, sight, mind-body unity, muscle and nerve action, and emotion...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Julie Paulson © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 a A Theater of the Soul’s Interior: Contemplative Literature and Penitential Education in the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Nicholas McDowell Mortalism, the doctrine that the soul sleeps or dies with the death of the body to be reawakened or resurrected at the Last Judgment, was adopted by Luther but became a significant feature of the continental “radical Reformation” rather than of the Calvinist theology that shaped...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2015) 45 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of saints and the bodies of criminals, the bodies of the dying confessing on their deathbeds and the bodies of suicides choosing to be buried with their souls unprepared. A new frame of knowledge becomes possible when we familiarize ourselves with the face of death. The six essays presented in this...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2015) 45 (1): 131–157.
Published: 01 January 2015
... standpoint body and soul maintained a bond after death, the relics of heretics must have seemed as frightening as those of the saints seemed blessed. The essay thus stresses the close relationship between saints and heretics through the exceptional characteristics attributed to their bodies. © 2015 by Duke...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
...,” both “disorienting” and “searing.” Augustine uses metaphors of physical torture to describe this anguish: “You are my eternal Father, but I am scattered in times whose order I do not understand. The storms of incoherent events tear to pieces my thoughts, the inmost entrails of my soul, until...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 629–651.
Published: 01 September 2016
... nonetheless imago Dei, spouse of the soul, potentially eternal. This sense even appears, as Joc- elyn Wogan-­Browne has shown, in certain passages of the Ancrene Wisse, a text often cited for its reviling of the flesh.9 To give one example of popular practice, in late medieval England it was a...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Fordham University Bronx, New York The medieval heart connected more than veins and arteries. Viewed as the dwelling place of the soul and the source of the body’s life, it was the privi- leged site of relationships between body and soul, affect and cognition, self and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2007) 37 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Corpus Christi cycle stresses the significance of almsgiving by enacting the final salvation or damnation of souls based on their charitable deeds. Locating Christ’s discussion of the works of mercy (Matt. 25) within the actual moment of the Last Judgment, the pageant places special emphasis on...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 261–300.
Published: 01 May 2018
...- feminist purpose of “making visible the feminine” in Christianity It may have been possible for a visionary to exert a kind of androgynous authority based on medieval assumptions that the soul itself was androgynous; that is, spiritual authority could quite logically be lived out in androgynous corpo...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... everyman or a dreamer, tradi- tional images of the naked soul, but a man defined by a particular institu- tional order: a prince. The prince’s tempters are not demonic irruptions from an infernal other-­realm but rather domestic conspirators, prancing dandies with silly clothes, worldly pretensions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 341–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
... explains: The thridde partie of contemplacioun, whiche is per te as it may be here, lieth both in cognicion and in a eccion: that is for to seie, in knowing and in per ght lovynge of God. And that is whanne a mannys soule rst is cleensid from alle synnes and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2007) 37 (1): 219–220.
Published: 01 January 2007
... popular cultures; the relationship between infectious or disfiguring diseases and religious approaches to the body/soul relationship; the effects of disease, especially epidemic disease, on commercial, diplomatic, and colonialist relations; the links between disease and ideologies of gender and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2007) 37 (2): 445–446.
Published: 01 May 2007
... sociopolitical struc- tures of cities and communities; tensions between advances in medical sci- ence and the ideologies and practices of popular cultures; the relationship between infectious or disfiguring diseases and religious approaches to the body/soul relationship; the effects of disease, especially...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2013) 43 (3): 679–681.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Crowns, 1603 – 1607  393 – 417 Sheerin, Brian The Substance of Shadows: Imagination and Credit Culture in Volpone  369 – 391 Sherman, Donovan Governing the Wolf: Soul and Space in The Merchant of Venice  99 – 120 Smith, Bruce R. Taking the Measure of Global Space  25 – 48 Weisser...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2005) 35 (2): 187–216.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., Wal- ter Hilton’s epistle On Mixed Life, and the anonymous dialogue Þe Lyfe of Soule, engaged in strategic eff orts to instruct lay readers by blurring distinc- tions between clerical and lay knowledge and practice Th is article focuses on Book to a Mother, a work written in the s by a secular...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., which she loved so intensely” (par. 11). Catherine herself uses the image of the chain of virtue in her work of mysticism, The Dialogue, written in the form of a dialogue between the Eternal Father and the human soul (Catherine’s own). There Catherine repeatedly describes the chain of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
... political treatises with a marked utopian ethos grounded in the body. Strikingly, from the “artificial” machine man that parades remorselessly across the pages of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, to James Harrington’s organic soul man, and Gerrard Winstanley’s “Lord’s man,” the overriding image of social...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 187–213.
Published: 01 January 2014
... of female bodies and souls led to institutional suspicion and regulation of their visionary experience. The problem with such porosity for Christian theology is that one might just as easily find oneself entered and possessed by demons as by holy spirits, whispered to in sleep or trance by...