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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 533–551.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Laura Levine Toward the end of the 1628 pamphlet A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of Iohn Lambe , the pamphleteer describes the violence a crowd inflicts on John Lambe, a cunning man who dabbled in the dark arts. This violence, ultimately fatal, seems to be a response to Lambe's rape...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Edward M. Test One of the common denominators in the etchings of De Bry's multivolume America is corporal violence, whether it depicts the Spanish cruelties inflicted upon Native Americans or the cannibalism and sacrifices conducted by Amerindians. This essay examines sacrificial rituals from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 September 2011
... a different tone than the one found in contemporary narratives of Franciscan martyrdom in Morocco or in the language of the crusading movement. Diplomacy, however, did not so much represent an alternative to expressions of religious violence, as a complement to the overall goals and aspirations of the Roman...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (3): 433–434.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and philosophical or religious vision; and the links between conversion and authority, between conversion and violence. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. conversion...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 503–531.
Published: 01 September 2022
... on the literature of divine retribution for his own experiments in tragic and comic representation. His Othello , especially, is built from tales of vice and retribution, and in it Shakespeare tests the boundaries that separate justice from atrocity, comic satisfaction from tragic violence. By reading Othello...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 397–429.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that the strategic battering of marginal beings served to transmit a hierarchically ordered culture while forcefully expelling the Armagnac faction from the hierarchy's highest rank. Within this stark example of public violence that performatively materialized political division, the bodies of pigs and blind men...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (3): 457–467.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., the sacred object, and after the Reformations, the holy book. The essays of this special issue diverge from narratives of cultural rupture, iconoclasm, or violence against the sacred object. Instead, they attend to the complexities and continuities of cultural translation, whether between medieval and early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 263–287.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Carissa M. Harris This essay focuses on Middle English pastourelles, a popular but understudied medieval lyric genre centrally concerned with women's experiences of the threat of sexual violence. This genre offers contemporary audiences a rich and valuable resource for understanding medieval ideas...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 573–594.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and addition, which evokes the confessional violence that precipitated in this period at the scale of the built environment. Illustrated plates depict open-plan temples with their ceilings and floors cut away, as if to reenact pictorially the dismantling of rood screens and liturgical furnishings in Catholic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to avoid the violence unleashed by early modern religion. The book's weakness, then, is ethical. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 The Unintended Reformation Reformation historiography modernity ethical and moral criticism • Brad...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
... in an unstable universe, Lydgate locates the source of women’s mutability in the cultural contingency that accompanies masculine violence, especially war. Henryson’s bracing meditation on Cresseid’s physical demise exposes the heroic exploitation of women’s virtue, but it also constructs a tangible form...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 407–427.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of registering this paradox formally, the sonnet initiates from its first word, “Batter,” a dual track for the brutality invoked. Batter signifies not only violence. It can also mean to paste together or to fix, and occasionally even to exchange.13 Break me into nothing, the poet seems to say, but make...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 445–476.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., Girard says, that is because older sac- rificial traditions obliterated the nonviolent meaning of the Passion. Most medieval authors did not see Christ’s death as an event meant to bring an end to violence. Instead they seized on the Passion as an occasion for further violence, using the language...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 293–321.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts The association of public art with violence is nothing new. W. J. T. Mitchell . . . reised hi e on hei te Stood an ymage, huge and large of wei te, Of massyf gold, havynge þe liknes Of worþi Hector, þat gan his face dresse Toward Grekis, where he dide stonde, Ay...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 227–268.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... At times, they indicate that the saint risks violation because of her purity; at others, they illustrate how her sovereignty affords her the right to defend her properties, even through violence. By aligning themselves with the royal saint, whether she is imagined as a victim or as an aggressor...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 461–486.
Published: 01 May 2012
... societies are situated along the general path of actual conquests, dis- coveries, and explorations. — Frank and Fritzie Manuel This essay will advance two seemingly counterintuitive claims: that violence can be utopian and that utopia can be capitalist. By utopia, I mean not to suggest my own...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2017
... describes the knight’s physicality as being incredibly handsome and lordly, envisioning him as being a superior repre- sentative of the knightly class. But on the other hand, the poet’s description of his size and musculature draws our attention to the violence this body can do; despite the Green...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 269–291.
Published: 01 May 2020
... pagan rule attracts the atten- tion of worldly authorities, whose sexualized overtures she refuses. She is imprisoned and, when she persists, tortured.1 Yet the masculine violence of her oppressors inevitably falters before her inviolate body a miracle which prompts the onlookers to convert en masse...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
... their grievances, but it also draws attention to the violence they inflict in the process and ends with their failure to gain concessions from those in power. As a result, the play has often been viewed as upholding the status quo and reiterating popular stereotypes about mob rule. This view was initially...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 533–565.
Published: 01 September 2022
... acts: charity is, as Edgar states, enforced. The Bedlam beggar is thus a metonym for a particularly harmful form of extortion, and Edgar's disguise as one of these cozeners—relentlessly encoded in theatrical tropes—frames his interactions in the person of Poor Tom as desperate acts of social violence...