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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 January 2015
... in constructing new understandings of suicide in the early modern period. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 early modern convents madness and possession suicide and religion a Women on the Edge: Madness...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 507–560.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... This is a religious culture sharply at odds with that rep- resented by William Langland, or Julian of Norwich, or Margery Kempe, or even Chaucer’s Pardoner and Parson. For the Prioress, religion is what Keith Thomas calls “a ritual method of living,” neither a set of dogmas nor an experience of inner struggle.41...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... Bennett / Death and the Maiden 271 Virgin Suicides, and Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones, have been built on dead and dying girls; and bestselling author Lisa See has recently retold Du Liniang’s story in Peony in Love Music has also proven a flourishing medium for explorations of dead...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 469–491.
Published: 01 September 2007
... over one hundred years to “catch up” with the rest of the EC, provided that Europe forbore from developing in the meantime. Turkey, argue today’s opponents, cannot join the EU because it is “behind” Europe, and therefore irreparably other, not only in religion but in temporality. Yet...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 477–506.
Published: 01 September 2001
... I am returning to old problems. Do courtly poets make profane love into a “religion”? What does it mean to see profane love as a source of spiritual improvement when the terms in which this is expressed play on vocabulary and imagery that are widespread in devotional literature? This (re)turn...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 641–655.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Horizons for Early Modern European Scholarship . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021. 304 pp., 17 color plates. Hardcover, ebook. Dresvina, Juliana, and Victoria Blud, eds. Cognitive Sciences and Medieval Studies: An Introduction . Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages. Cardiff...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (1): 141–159.
Published: 01 January 2021
... her enforced vows, finds the secular world so hostile that she commits suicide preferring death to life in a brothel.54 One could argue that Suzanne exerts power over her own body by destroying it, and she is widely seen as being in the vanguard of a politi- cized screen feminism. 55 However...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 335–367.
Published: 01 May 2013
... reformation historiography has gone a long way to illu- minate the slippages between what Eamon Duffy calls “traditional religion” and various confessions of reformed Protestantism.3 And yet the “turn to religion” in studies of the early modern theater insists (sometimes willfully, other times...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 415–443.
Published: 01 September 2022
... salvation, as vessels made to honour. 15 Calvin stands behind this formulation. Calvin himself, however, hesitates not for a moment in the face of God's inscrutable decision both to save and to damn for his own good, if wholly inscrutable, reasons. In his Institutes of the Christian Religion...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 157–182.
Published: 01 January 2000
.... Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750. Oxford Studies in Social History. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. xiii, 435 pp. $99.00. 166 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 30.1 / 2000 JMEMS30.1-07-Books.157-182 12/30/99 5:16 PM Page 167...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 405–432.
Published: 01 May 2023
... bosoms, and bowels by tearing themselves in pieces with differences, in points of subdivided Religion, and impertinent scruples, unjustly call'd points of Religion, in which men leave Peace, and Unity, and Charity, the true ways of salvation.” 3 And, he might have added, in breaking up a unified...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 581–604.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of History. Religion and Postmodernism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002. xv, 371 pp.; 1 fig. $55.00, paper $19.00. [On the attraction to forms of medieval female mysticism among twentieth- century French intellectuals.] Lukacs, John. At the End of an Age. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 January 2007
... to operate across borders and through go- betweens: it was a system that rewarded adaptation and improvisation. The Mediterranean, in particular, seemed, from the perspective of a relatively iso- lated and homogenous England, to be a bewildering melting pot of different peoples and religions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 407–427.
Published: 01 May 2014
... suicide found in Augustine and Aquinas, Donne posits there is a natural inclination or drive toward self-­ extinction, “a desire of dying which nature had bred” (78).26 By the end of his treatise, Donne goes so far as to claim, with reference to a genealogy of arguments from Philippians 1:23...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 409–440.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... Jerusalem Delivered: Gerusalemme liberata. Verse transla- tion edited by Anthony M. Esolen. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. x, 492 pp. $65.00, paper $22.50. Valantasis, Richard, ed. Religions of Late Antiquity in Practice. Princeton Readings...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 309–338.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Mother White-coate was apparently a master of comic witchcraft. Another example of her supernatural jokes, this time morbid, involves the suicide attempt of one Daulbie, a friend of the Male family. Allegedly, the witch was herself repaying Daulbie for his practical joke of tripping her in front...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Winston-Salem, North Carolina Gendered bodies, bloodlines, religion On 2 February 962, Otto I (912–973) became crowned Holy Roman Emperor at Rome: the first Reich was coming into being. Otto’s empire linked German territories with most of Italy. Its continuation depended upon close cooperation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2015
... The reality is not quite so vague. From the fourteenth century, formal comforting by laymen integrated executions into civic religion using traditional images drawn from clerical and lay piety. Comforters focused on transforming the condemned from a criminal into a convert and even a martyr — both...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... And although Shakespeare’s epic heroes are demonstrably diminished, doubts over virtue’s authentic per- formance have more tangible consequences for the play’s titular heroine. Particularly in an era when questions of female sovereignty were bound up with issues of “true” religion, suspicions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
... climates, he would use to say, that those Countries were better furnished with she-Nurseries and Seminar- ies of no Religion, and vertue, then this colder Island: The Popes Seraglios were very profitable and necessary Refrigeratories for the constitutions of the men upon...