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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 325–346.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Douglas Biow Beards, both real and fake, acquire a special status in Giordano Bruno's Candelaio as symbolically charged objects that reveal not only much about the characters and their functions within the play, but also much about social norms and expectations regarding the performance of male...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2013) 43 (3): 545–571.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Shannon McSheffrey St. Martin le Grand, a precinct within the walls of London, was both a sanctuary and a liberty: it offered asylum to accused felons, and it allowed immigrant craftsmen to work and sell within its bounds despite London’s strict restrictions on alien labor. St. Martin’s privileges...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 167–188.
Published: 01 January 2016
... illness with readers when he believes its physical symptoms resist communication? This essay argues that Donne bypasses this impasse by formally recreating one of his illness's contemplative symptoms: the vexed temporal disorder caused by interpreting one's world from within a sick body. Because this...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 33–55.
Published: 01 January 2019
... from (and within) its audience and how these judgments connect to the desire to witness and be moved by the spectacle of tragic suffering. These questions are considered within the broader perspective of Reformation theologies of recognition and repentance. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 169–191.
Published: 01 January 2019
... childe” strives to understand sin, guilt, and culpability within the constraints of humanity’s limited self- knowledge. Julian both works within and transcends established scriptural and penitential traditions of representing childhood, childlikeness, and the related quality of meekness, a key virtue in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2019) 49 (2): 319–345.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Nicole R. Rice This essay considers a critical moment in Chester’s premodern dramatic history. In summer 1578, the Shepherds pageant, formerly produced by the Painters and Glaziers Company within the town’s cycle of religious plays, was revived as part of a three-part civic spectacle honoring Henry...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2019) 49 (2): 403–426.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ronda Arab This essay examines envy within a particular historical circumstance, that of the noninheriting younger son, and contributes to scholarship that situates the etiology of emotion (and its resultant consequences) within culture and history . In Sir George Sondes His plaine Narrative to the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2011) 41 (3): 463–485.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Joshua C. Birk This essay provides an account of the uncomfortable discrepancies in the way Muslim conversion is depicted among the early Latin histories of the First Crusade. Local contexts within western Europe shaped fundamentally different views of the Crusades. An author writing from within...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Bruce R. Smith Euclidean geometry instructs us to think of space in visual terms as points, lines, and shapes, but a more adventurous geometry would take into account the subjectivity of the perceiver. When we try out that approach on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, situating them within the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2012) 42 (2): 333–363.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Michelle Karnes The relationship between a base text and its analysis in the Middle Ages is often considered tenuous or downright fanciful, an issue that this article addresses with primary reference to Julian of Norwich’s Revelation of Love . It argues that Julian uses the discontinuities within...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 567–596.
Published: 01 September 2012
... thus enrich a nun’s experience of her role within her community, her order, and the church at large. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 a Rekindling the Light of Faith: Hymn Translation and Spiritual...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 597–614.
Published: 01 September 2012
... cloisters. Revising our understanding of this legislation results in repositioning monastic women within the spiritual landscape of medieval Europe, and indicates that nuns in the high Middle Ages were not nearly as disadvantaged by gender expectations as previously believed. Further, it encourages us to...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2014) 44 (2): 281–320.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... We can better understand the visual character of the flying buttress by exploring lingering references to the classical column within the innovative features of the flying buttress form. A survey of French examples from the twelfth to the sixteenth century shows that some medieval builders...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2013) 43 (2): 335–367.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Jay Zysk Situating Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus within the contexts of liturgical history and sacramental theology, this essay argues that the Eucharist provided an influential aesthetic resource for English dramatists in the wake of the Reformation. Drawing on Eucharistic theology, liturgical books...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 45–68.
Published: 01 January 2014
... altered by the dissolution: prayer, otium , and withdrawal. As Tudor society sought to reshape or relocate these elements, writers including Edmund Spenser and William Shakespeare explored and appropriated them, crafting within their literary texts a place for the monastic impulse. Writers of the period...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 585–615.
Published: 01 September 2014
... complexity of Christ’s human and divine body on the cross. Through an ecocritical study of the chapel’s healing fountain and its double-sided jubé, this essay examines the persistence of the natural within the sacred. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 a...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2014) 44 (3): 617–643.
Published: 01 September 2014
... events are brought within the economy of salvation history, serving as threads in a larger fabric of the narration of the past. In the construction of this historical web, monumental objects play an important role. In the thirteenth-century Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César , copied at the Crusader...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 233–262.
Published: 01 May 2016
... himself as a “strange stranger” within the dream landscape, the king experiences his mystical body in vegetal terms. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 medieval French romance Perceforest ecocriticism forests kingship • The King’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2015) 45 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 September 2015
... a range of Elizabethan verse miscellanies and demonstrates her innovation within the genre as a woman. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Isabella Whitney gender textile labor verse miscellany and Sweet Nosgay female authorship...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2015) 45 (2): 395–418.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Astrid Giugni This essay analyzes the treatment of temperance in Milton’s early entertainment, A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle , within the context of the history of virtue ethics. It argues that Milton combines Aristotle’s version of temperance with Plato’s epistemology. In the masque, the...