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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 (2008) 38 (2): 253–283.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Julie Paulson a A Theater of the Soul’s Interior: Contemplative Literature and Penitential Education in the Morality Play Wisdom...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 3 . Pedro Machuca, The Virgin and the Souls of Purgatory (1517). Oil on poplar panel, 167 × 135 cm. Source: Madrid, Museo del Prado, acc. no. P002579. Figure 3. Pedro Machuca, The Virgin and the Souls of Purgatory (1517). Oil on poplar panel, 167 × 135 cm. Source: Madrid, Museo del More
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 special...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (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 (2019) 49 (3): 609–631.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to enter into a long-standing conversation about how the physical environment potentially influenced the human will. A scalar logic of nature was embraced by some of these popular writers and rebuffed by others, depending on their view of how the soul was situated with respect to the material body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 9–35.
Published: 01 January 2021
... the fate of souls after death felt particularly urgent and important evidence for the afterlife was provided by spirits traveling back and forth between this life and the next. Insisting on a bodily experience of a spiritual space, rather than a visionary one, the knight Owein provided powerful eyewitness...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 629–651.
Published: 01 September 2016
... is 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...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 January 2016
... 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 other, human and God. In speaking about it, medical writers, natural philosophers, preachers, and poets blended the discourses of physiology...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 305–334.
Published: 01 May 2007
... 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 the absolute importance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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, and satirical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... 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 that day when, purified and molten by the fire of your love, I flow...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 341–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
... a mannys soule rst is cleensid from alle synnes and reformyd bi fulheed [fulness] of vertues to the ymage of Jhesu: and after whanne he is visited and is taken up from alle ear- theli and eisschli a ecciones, from veyn thoughtis and veyn ymaginacions of alle bodili...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 261–300.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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- reality, as the body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 January 2012
... 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 virtue as a God-­given means for the bind- ing of Satan (whose destructive works are thereby restrained...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 187–213.
Published: 01 January 2014
... visionaries who troubled the ecclesiasts and canon lawyers of the high and late Middle Ages. Although authenticated visions were respected, and could contribute to a case for canonization, the presumptively “natu- ral” porosity of female bodies and souls led to institutional suspicion and regulation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
... like Pier Giacomo Ruggieri and Francesco Duglioli meant to help the prisoner navigate that very last dark night of body and soul, then the next morning’s passage through city streets to the gallows, and finally the ultimate passage through purgatory to heaven. Confraternal comforters worked...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., to James Harrington’s organic soul man, and Gerrard Winstanley’s “Lord’s man,” the overriding image of social organization is, as Nigel Smith has foregrounded, that of a giant body: A Multitude of men are made One Person, when they are by one man, or one Person, Represented. (Hobbes...