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Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 5)
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  • The Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World: Iranian Tradition and
           Islamic Civilisation eds. by A. C. S. Peacock and D. G. Tor (review)
    • Abstract: The history of Islam in Iran and Central Asia is relatively understudied but this region has a rich cultural history that shatters some of the generalisations often made about Islam. The ten chapters demonstrate the rich diversity of Islam and demonstrate the persistence of Persian regional identity and expressions of faith. This collection grew out of a 2013 conference held at the University of St Andrews and features a range of authors with expertise in Islam and Iran, covering such diverse aspects as biography, theology, pottery, literature, civic pride, invasion, and cultural diffusion, among others. Overall, this collection provides many new insights into a region that had a significant shaping influence upon ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Philosophia Divitur: The Ecodiagrammatic Patterns of the Pierpont Morgan,
           M. 982 Leaf
    • Abstract: Pierpont Morgan, M. 982 is a manuscript fragment held in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, formerly known as the Pierpont Morgan Library.1 Within the intricate illustrations of its recto and verso, we are presented with a vision of the Seven Liberal Arts that mingles figurative human representation, a diagrammatic, abstract representation of knowledge as a river, and the personified agency of learning within medieval intellectual culture. Labelled within the library’s collection as ‘Philosophy nourishing the Liberal Arts, with Arithmetic, Astronomy, Music and a fourth art instructing’, M. 982 is a single leaf excised from a larger manuscript. Described by its curators as an illustration ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Shaping Authority in the Female Franciscan Rules and formae vitae (c.
           1212–63)
    • Abstract: It is not remarkable to claim that a Western Christian monastic rule is premised, at least in part, on the functioning of authority. The very word ‘rule’ proclaims the necessity for arbiters of observance and for provision of means for enabling compliance. From the beginnings of Christian monastic practices, there were textual frameworks for fulfilling particular praxes and spiritualities. Early approaches to shaping monastic religiones were simple exhortations to exemplary prayerfulness and dispositions. Later, with rules by male religious such as Augustine of Hippo, Benedict of Nursia, and Caesarius of Arles, a more normative approach was developed, in which both material and spiritual customs were regulated, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Female Homosociality and the Marriage Plot: Women and Marriage Negotiation
           in Cligés and Le Chevalier au Lion
    • Abstract: It is characteristic that the romances attributed to Chrétien de Troyes—with the exception of Le Chevalier de la Charette—associate marriage with harmonious society and with the hero’s progress into adulthood and independent lordship.1 Among the works attributed to Chrétien, however, Cligés and Le Chevalier au Lion are notable for the extent to which both use processes of arranging and consenting to marriage to open up complex issues relating to gender, power, and social status. In this article, I argue that the Chrétien corpus indicates a textual community aware of, and experimenting with, the relationship between female friendship and the power structures of male-dominated narratives. This awareness is not used ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘Alle kynnes thynges’: The Ecology of Piers Plowman
    • Abstract: In Piers Plowman, kynde1 functions as one of William Langland’s most enigmatic concepts. As both an allegorical figure and a broader conceptualisation of nature, kynde draws our attention to the presence of the natural world and the multiple realms in which nature operates. My discussion of kynde in Piers Plowman focuses on the ecological significance of the term and how reading the term ecologically can help position the poem within the larger context of fourteenth-century environmental thought. To date, with the exception of Gillian Rudd’s work on the poem,2 scholarship has generally not treated Langland’s kynde using an eco-critical framework. Most of the work done on nature in Piers Plowman has focused on ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘My name of a trewe man’: Gender, Vernacularity, and Treasonous Speech
           in Late Medieval England
    • Abstract: The treatment of dangerous political speech has become a contentious issue for democratic governments of late, as societies attempt to balance principles of freedom with a drive to criminalise extremist or hate speech.1 Anxieties about the potential for deviant speech to disrupt social and political order have a long history in English political culture. For example, one result of religious and political conflict in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was the enactment of expansive new statutes against seditious speech.2 The years around 1400 mark a significant transition in the English state’s treatment of such speech. In 1399, Henry IV usurped the English throne after deposing his cousin Richard II, who died ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Poem Sequence before Early Modern Eyes: Printing Conventions and
           Notions of the Genre, Italy, 1450–1650
    • Abstract: Modern editors of premodern poem sequences,1 unless opting for facsimiles of original editions, privilege content over original form. Most modern scholarly editions place individual sonnets (the texts amended in accordance with their editors’ scholarship) in the middle of a recto page, with critical notes laid out on the facing verso page, in footnotes, or listed in a separate section at the rear of the book.2 Such a layout allows the reader to see each sonnet and the critical notes at a glance, but obscures the original form of the work. This practice may have generic implications.Today’s scholarly critical editions of poem sequences seem typically to be prepared on the basis of three main, underlying assumptions ... Read More
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  • The Roaring Girl and Astraea: In Search of a Lost Allegory
    • Abstract: When originally performed, Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton’s 1611 city comedy, The Roaring Girl, or Moll Cut-purse, presented a debased vision of contemporary London to its citizens. The city was portrayed as foul to its core, a ‘gilt rotten pill’ inhabited by damned souls lost from God’s grace.1 Only one figure, the empowered heroine Moll, resists the prevailing tide of corruption. Moll’s moral status is, however, complicated by her penchant for masculine garb and habits, a transgression that leads to notoriety, suspicion, and marginalisation. Her subversive quirks were famously inspired by the cross-dressing thief and suspected prostitute, Mary Frith, a notorious contemporary figure whose connection to the ... Read More
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  • Puritans, Godly Diversity, and Religious Liberty in Civil War England
    • Abstract: During the 1630s, Charles I, King of England and William Laud, the Archbishop of Canterbury sought to bring strict religious uniformity to the Church of England. They exhibited much less leniency than had their predecessors to various religious groups such as the Puritans who were unable or unwilling to conform fully to their modified ecclesiastical programme. A revolutionary chain of events took place in England between 1640 and 1642, however, that discredited Laudian ecclesiastical policy and deprived the established Church of much of its juridical power.1 The result was a power vacuum in the religious sphere. Although a number of alternative models for ecclesiastical government were proposed during these years ... Read More
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  • A Note on the Identity of the Donor in a Triptych from the Cologne School
           in the National Gallery of Australia
    • Abstract: In 2001, the National Gallery of Australia acquired an imposing early sixteenth-century triptych, from the Cologne School, of the Virgin and Child with Saints (see Figure 1).1 It shows, in the centre panel, the Virgin and Child enthroned in a sacra conversazione with SS. Dorothea, Catherine, Agatha, Barbara, Cecilia, and Agnes. On the inside of the left wing are SS. Charlemagne2 and Helena, with the donor, who wears armour covered by a white mantle with a black cross over the heart (see Figure 2). On the inside of the right wing are SS. Peter and Margaret.3 Detailed evidence for the identity of the donor has not been published before. A clue to his identity is found in the sale catalogue entry for the triptych ... Read More
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  • Art of Veiled Speech: Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes eds. by
           Han Baltussen and Peter J. Davis (review)
    • Abstract: Freedom of speech and censorship have been perennial sources of debate throughout Western history. On the one hand, the supposed right to freely express one’s opinion is generally seen as a cornerstone of modern democracy, while on the other, censorship of dissent is considered a hallmark of totalitarian or tyrannical regimes. In this excellent volume, Han Baltussen and Peter J. Davis offer a series of studies of subversive methods of ‘self-censorship’ employed from ancient Greece into early modernity, which demonstrate the contested relationship between freedom of speech and censorship. By building a methodological framework for the examination of ‘veiled’ speech, as opposed to free or ‘frank’ speech (parrhêsia in ... Read More
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  • English Colonial Texts on Tangier, 1661–1684: Imperialism and the
           Politics of Resistance by Karim Bejjit (review)
    • Abstract: Tangier, on the coast of Morocco and adjacent to the Straits of Gibraltar, was the site of England’s earliest colonial venture in the Mediterranean. King Charles II acquired the settlement from Portugal in January 1662, as part of the dowry for his marriage to Catherine of Braganza. Pragmatic Englishmen looked forward to Tangier becoming a prosperous trading centre, a haven for merchants against the depredations of Muslim corsairs, and a base of operations against them. The great optimism for Tangier’s future soon gave way to despair in the face of the reality of mismanagement, domestic political tensions, and, critically, a local religio-nationalistic movement committed to the removal of Christian enclaves. By ... Read More
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  • Magister Jacobus de Ispania, Author of the ‘Speculum musicae’
           by Margaret Bent (review)
    • Abstract: This book is an unfinished detective story about the author of the Speculum musicae, a vast exposition of music theory dating from the early fourteenth century. It was edited in seven volumes by Roger Bragard between 1955 and 1973, as the work of Jacobus Leodiensis or Jacques de Liège. All we know for certain about its author is that he was called ‘Jacobus’, a name spelled out by the opening initials of each of its seven books, which cover the principles of both plainchant and polyphony. Margaret Bent is to be congratulated for drawing attention to a work most often known for its criticism, in Book VII, of the new notational methods being promoted by certain of his contemporaries, namely Philippe de Vitry and ... Read More
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  • British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1744–57: Mid-Century Crisis by
           Jeremy Black (review)
    • Abstract: Jeremy Black’s published works span broad mass-market texts to erudite, specialised studies of a particular period. In the case of the present book, one finds the latter: using such neglected contemporary resources as personal correspondence between government officials and foreign officers and newspaper articles, Black reassembles British foreign policy from the middle of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48) to the beginning of the Seven Years War (1756–63).However, this work may be accessible only by historians of eighteenth-century British politics. Those interested in the general monarchic history of the period would be better served reading Black’s excellent The Hanoverians: The History of a Dynasty ... Read More
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  • Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Kansas City Dialogue eds. by
           Virginia Blanton, Veronica O’Mara, and Patricia Stoop (review)
    • Abstract: This is the second of three books in a planned series proceeding from three conferences on nuns’ literacies in medieval Europe: the first was held in 2011 in Hull; the second, 2012 in Kansas City; and the third, 2013 in Antwerp. The purpose of the conferences has been to promote and bring together research by an international group of scholars on the subject of medieval nuns’ acquisition and spreading of education in a range of fields throughout Europe. Before this century, research mostly considered medieval nuns to have known religious literature only in their vernaculars and doubted that they were familiar with scholarship in Latin, but research in our own century has demonstrated that nuns in many areas knew ... Read More
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  • Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval
           France: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books eds. by Rosalind Brown-Grant,
           Anne D. Hedeman, and Bernard Ribémont (review)
    • Abstract: The eleven essays in this volume are united under the broad themes of power, political authority, and justice in France, predominantly during the late Middle Ages. As Rosalind Brown-Grant notes in her Introduction, the collection is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, with contributions from social and political historians, art historians, literary studies scholars, and a museum curator, variously based at institutions in France, the USA, and England.The contributors explore the subject by examining both textual and visual evidence, and all discuss specific illuminated manuscripts or illustrated printed books. As academic and legal texts were rarely illustrated, most of the manuscripts under discussion are ... Read More
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  • Women in the Medieval Monastic World eds. by Janet Burton, and Karen
           Stöber (review)
    • Abstract: This edited collection of essays is a welcome addition to recent research on female monasticism. It is the first volume of Brepols’s new series, ‘Medieval Monastic Studies’, which complements the annual Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies.Women in the Medieval Monastic World offers the reader a broad range of case studies that address various thematic, chronological, and architectural aspects of female monasticism in the medieval period. The religious landscape of medieval Europe showed great vitality, and women were able to found, join, and lead – some with distinction – religious communities. They also influenced, and in turn were influenced by, the local communities in which they lived their lives. The ... Read More
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  • Reading Humility in Early Modern England by Jennifer Clement (review)
    • Abstract: Jennifer Clement has produced a compelling and well-written case for humility as an important and underappreciated virtue in early modern England. In contrast to studies focused on transgression that read humility as necessarily a cowering emotion, Clement argues for humility as a productive means of compliance, that enables greater knowledge of self and God, and particular forms of agency. She discusses humility in the individual’s relationship to God, first and foremost, but also to other people (of superior, equal, or lower status), to the self, and to the natural world, distinguishing between religious and social humility while also conveying how they intersected. Her focus is spiritual rather than bodily ... Read More
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  • Reconsidering Gender, Time and Memory in Medieval Culture eds. by
           Elizabeth Cox, Liz Herbert McAvoy, and Roberta Magnani (review)
    • Abstract: According to editors, Elizabeth Cox, Liz Herbert McAvoy, and Roberta Magnani, our traditional way of understanding the historical past is sexed and gendered. The dominant conception of time, they suggest, is male; overwhelmingly linear in contrast to ‘female’ time that is influenced by lifecycles and daily rhythms that have ‘traditionally differed from those of men’. Consequently, women can have ‘no place in the notion of the universal’ (p. 3). Nevertheless, as Carolyn Dinshaw has argued, the Middle Ages was a time of ‘the multiple and the queer’, which unsettled ‘temporal and spatial stereotypes’ and revealed the ‘disruptive presence of “a more heterogeneous” now that knows no temporal boundaries’ (p. 4). Medieval ... Read More
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  • Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France: The Rohan Family,
           1550–1715 by Jonathan Dewald (review)
    • Abstract: The last fifty years of historical writing on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have seen the idea that the nobility declined in the period largely abandoned in favour of more nuanced investigations into how such power elites reshaped themselves. This led to contested historiographies advancing different theses depending on the definition of ‘aristocrat’ and the elements seen as critical to their position. The divisions remain, particularly between French and American scholars, and present discussions have turned away from biography to family-based studies.Jonathan Dewald, who was one of the pioneering writers adopting a new approach to nobility, promoted them as an essentially homogenous social group and in ... Read More
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  • King John (Mis)Remembered by Igor Djordjevic (review)
    • Abstract: The mistaken memories alluded to in the title of this work concern the representation of King John in popular dramas produced four hundred years after his reign. What is apparent from Igor Djordjevic’s careful and thought-provoking study, which will be of interest both to cultural historians and to literary specialists, is the extent to which John’s reputation was transformed during the early modern period. Recent scholarship, while by no means trying to ignore John’s many faults, has at least attempted to consider the monarch on his own merits by taking a highly cautious approach to the vitriolic assessments of his contemporaries (see, for example, my review of Paul Webster’s King John and Religion (Boydell ... Read More
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  • Emotions and War: Medieval to Romantic Literature eds. by Stephanie
           Downes, Andrew Lynch, and Katrina O’Loughlin (review)
    • Abstract: Compiled after the successful ‘“In Form of War”: Emotions and Warfare in Writing 1300–1820’ conference, held at The University of Western Australia in June 2014, this collection offers a refreshing perspective on the representation of emotional responses to war. Ranging chronologically from the early medieval period through to the early nineteenth century and utilising a wide range of primary source material and approaches, the contributions collectively develop the concepts of emotions in literature over a wide-ranging historical and geographical landscape.One of the main strengths of this collection is the way each author has drawn out the appearance of emotional responses from within the literature, which is ... Read More
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  • Christopher Marlowe and the Failure to Unify by Andrew Duxfield (review)
    • Abstract: Andrew Duxfield analyses Christopher Marlowe’s tragedies through the playwright’s ‘profound interest in the process of reduction and the ideal of unity’ (p. 1). The introduction argues that Marlowe’s plays are deliberately ambiguous. Duxfield also contends that the tragedies entertain the possibility of unity only to dismiss it.Chapter 1 begins with Dido, Queen of Carthage, Marlowe’s interpretation of Virgil’s Aeneid. Duxfield highlights the passive nature of Marlowe’s Aeneas through the play’s title not bearing his name. Aeneas’s heroic ineptitude is further replicated in the narcissistic juvenile gods Jupiter, Juno, and Venus. Duxfield then argues that Marlowe moves the play’s focus from Virgil’s Carthage to ... Read More
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  • The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and
           America by Mark Fortier (review)
    • Abstract: The present volume continues work begun with the author’s The Culture of Equity in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006). In the earlier study, Mark Fortier considered that England’s social upheavals in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were related to a culture of equity. He gave a range of contemporary examples of equity: taken not just from the major philosophers, theorists, playwrights, and poets of the time, but also from the writings of women, Native Americans, and the Irish, as well as the radical writings of the 1640s and 1650s. In this new study, Fortier perceives that the culture of equity was not limited to the legal sphere but embedded in many aspects of early modern life, such as religion ... Read More
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  • Shakespeare & Abraham by Ken Jackson (review)
    • Abstract: In Shakespeare & Abraham, Ken Jackson establishes the significance of the biblical figure of Abraham in a reading of Shakespeare’s plays that draws on and engages with modern philosophy, theology, and critical theory. In Genesis 22, Abraham is commanded by God to sacrifice his son: Abraham can either devote himself to his God or his son, but he cannot do both. For Jackson, the story of Abraham suggests that responding to the call of the wholly ‘Other’ (God) requires ignoring the call of one’s own ‘other’ (i.e., other people). While Jackson cites Shakespeare’s use of the Abrahamic ‘Hineini’ (‘Here I am’), Shakespeare & Abraham is not a ‘traditional study of literary borrowing or influence that primarily seeks to ... Read More
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  • ‘Fama’ and her Sisters: Gossip and Rumour in Early Modern Europe eds.
           by Heather Kerr, and Claire Walker (review)
    • Abstract: Stories, gossip, and rumour knit networks of people together as well as create irrevocable fractures between them. The intimacy of rumour and gossip occurs within households, in chance remarks when meeting acquaintances in busy streets, or telling news to neighbours, but news was also spread further afield through literature, letters, and art works, formal intelligence for the elite. Editors Heather Kerr and Claire Walker explicitly state in their Introduction that this collection extends previous treatments of reputation, rumour, and gossip to the study of ‘talk, whether spoken or written, in defining relationships and establishing authority’ (p. 2).One of the strengths of this volume is the first chapter by ... Read More
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  • Edmund Campion: A Scholarly Life by Gerard Kilroy (review)
    • Abstract: No account of Edmund Campion’s life could ever be simply biography. From the careful scholarship of A. O. Meyer, through the elegant prose of Evelyn Waugh and later works, consideration of Campion’s role in the wider history of English Catholicism under Elizabeth cannot be avoided. The on-going academic disagreement between John Bossy, Christopher Haigh, and others about the nature of Catholic survival in England has inevitably involved judgement of the activities of the Jesuits and their ultimate objectives, individually, or as a community. Campion’s position in such decisions was critical, regardless of whether he was an unwilling pawn or a committed conspirator.In this thorough and careful study, Gerard Kilroy ... Read More
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  • Shakespeare and the Power of the Face ed. by James A. Knapp (review)
    • Abstract: In Shakespeare and the Power of the Face, James A. Knapp brings together a broad range of scholars who, through their exploration of the face, facial expressions, and facial reactions in the context of Shakespeare’s plays, uncover new modes of early modern thinking. The book is divided into three parts: ‘Powerful Faces’ examines the face as a site of power in the plays; ‘Signifying Faces’ considers the face as a text which conveys meaning; and ‘Staged Faces’ addresses instances which urge complex attention to facial features and expression. In his Introduction, Knapp considers the gap between subjective descriptions of Shakespeare’s varied, and often unsubstantiated portraits, and what might be gleaned from the ... Read More
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  • The Secret Faith of Maestre Honoratus: Profayt Duran and Jewish Identity
           in Late Medieval Iberia by Maud Kozodoy (review)
    • Abstract: Maud Kozodoy’s study of Profayt Duran reveals a compelling portrait of a late fourteenth-century Spanish physician, astronomer, and philosopher whose works were defined by his Jewish intellectual roots. Assuming the Christian name Honoratus de Bonafide after his forced conversion in 1391, Duran served as court physician and astronomer to King Joan I of Aragon: a public display of his professional talent in the most prestigious sciences of the time. Privately, though, Duran wrote under the Hebrew pseudonym Efod, producing a wide array of texts, primarily anti-Christian polemics, which were intended specifically for a Jewish or converso audience. Through a sophisticated exploration of his works, Kozodoy offers a ... Read More
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  • Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade by
           Elizabeth Lapina (review)
    • Abstract: Elizabeth Lapina’s monograph offers an original and engaging exploration of the chronicles of the First Crusade, a group of ever-intriguing sources which has recently enjoyed the attention of a new generation of crusades scholars. As Lapina eloquently expresses, ‘the chronicles of the First Crusade are not just narratives but attempts, disguised as narratives, to prove that this campaign was different from any that had taken place in the past and to understand what this new development meant for the future’ (p. 151). The chronicles are thus explored in the contexts of genre, imagery, and the communication of both confidence and anxiety in the wake of that somewhat unexpected victory at Jerusalem in 1099. The four ... Read More
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  • Law and Government in England during the Long Eighteenth Century: From
           Consent to Command by David Lemmings (review)
    • Abstract: This is an enlightening and detailed study, ambitious in its scope and depth. David Lemmings has produced an excellent body of research on law and governance in the eighteenth century and his vast knowledge is reflected in this book. The main theme of the book is that throughout the ‘long’ eighteenth century – beginning with the new Parliament after the Glorious Revolution and ending with the demise of the Hanoverian era – there was reduced public participation in the law. Lemmings’s prime focus is on the changing of human conditions rather than on legal history and substantive law. This change is highlighted by the decline of popular participation, the increase in professional administration, and the direct ... Read More
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  • British Pirates and Society, 1680–1730 by Margarette Lincoln
           (review)
    • Abstract: In her recent monograph, Margarette Lincoln analyses representations of, and public attitudes towards, pirates in the British Isles in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.Using a variety of contemporary sources, including, manuscripts, books, newspapers, and periodicals, Lincoln sheds light on popular ideas about pirates within metropolis and ‘polite society’, the role of piracy in early commerce, and contemporary perceptions of their family lives, and the pirate lifestyle, in general. Lincoln arranges her material to reveal the views of certain social and geographical groups, and is thus able to track social developments and changes in representations of piracy, reasons for piracy, pirate stereotypes, and ... Read More
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  • The Revolt of Owain Glyndŵr in Medieval English Chronicles by Alicia
           Marchant (review)
    • Abstract: This book employs the Welsh revolt of the early fifteenth century as a prism through which to examine the nature and evolution of English chronicle sources over a 180-year period. Based on a doctoral thesis completed at The University of Western Australia – the author, Alicia Marchant, is presently a Research Associate in History based in Tasmania – the book’s aim is not ‘to extend empirical knowledge of the revolt’, but to ‘contribute to a better understanding of the narrative sophistication of which medieval chronicles were capable’ (p. 9). The focus of the study is sixteen chronicles written, in Latin and English, from an English perspective. Or in the case of Adam Usk’s chronicle, written for consumption by an ... Read More
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  • Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe by Mathew R. Martin
           (review)
    • Abstract: Mathew R. Martin analyses Christopher Marlowe’s tragedies as ‘narratives of physical and psychological wounding and its consequences’ (p. 1). In the Introduction, Martin reviews the early modern notion of tragedy and modern critical responses to the genre. His original thesis examines Marlowe’s plays using ‘Lacanian psychoanalysis and trauma theory’ by focusing on mimesis (p. 6). Martin argues that in Marlowe’s plays tragedy is not an external event inflicted on characters; instead, it is internalised by the traumatised subjects through the mimetic effects of tragic events.Chapter 1 analyses Dido, Queen of Carthage, Marlowe’s interpretation of Virgil’s Aeneid. Martin contends that Marlowe’s Aeneas is more ambiguous ... Read More
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  • The Beguines of Medieval Paris: Gender, Patronage, and Spiritual Authority
           by Tanya Stabler Miller (review)
    • Abstract: Tanya Stabler Miller’s monograph examines the lived experience of lay religious women known as ‘beguines’ in Paris from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. Beguines lived and worked outside formal monastic communities, following their own personal vows of chastity and poverty, and combining spiritual contemplation with active engagement in the world. Such women led relatively autonomous and flexible lives and exemplified the new apostolic ideals of twelfth- and thirteenth-century Europe.Miller notes that modern researchers have often focused on the foundation and composition of beguinages, and have created a picture of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ beguines, with the ‘good’ living in officially recognised communities ... Read More
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  • Virtuous Necessity: Conduct Literature and the Making of the Virtuous
           Woman in Early Modern England by Jessica C. Murphy (review)
    • Abstract: Jessica C. Murphy sets out to challenge the scholarly presumption that early modern conduct literature provided women with a simple and ‘rigid set of rules’ for the passive maintenance of their virtue (p. 5). Through close analysis of a broad range of texts, from manuals to ballads, Virtuous Necessity complicates our understanding of the conduct advice genre between the early sixteenth and the mid-seventeenth centuries.The conduct advice literature of this period is shown to contain multiple and, at times, conflicting messages about the cultivation and performance of virtuous behaviour. In their negotiation of conduct advice, Murphy argues, women were increasingly required to think critically about and, by the end ... Read More
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  • ‘Textus Roffensis’: Law, Language, and Libraries in Early Medieval
           England eds. by Bruce O’Brien and Barbara Bombi (review)
    • Abstract: As Patrick Wormald observed in The Making of English Law, ‘Textus Roffensis has nearly always been the most famous early English legal manuscript’ (p. 244). Compiled in the early 1120s, probably under the monk–bishop Ernulf, the twin volumes constitute the largest surviving compendium of Anglo-Saxon laws, along with accurate copies of charters from St Andrew’s, Rochester. The single scribe was well trained in Anglo-Saxon language and history, and left a rich legacy, including the only surviving copy of probably the earliest writing in English, the Laws of Æthelberht of Kent. The collection was compiled to protect the monks and their endowments from outside interests, and to highlight the glorious past of their ... Read More
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  • Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond eds. by
           
    • Abstract: Conversion stories have recently become a source for some rabid Internet polemics, but this volume of well-nuanced articles provides solid evidence concerning what were in reality complex processes of identity change in late antiquity. The fifteen chapters are generally solid presentations of various aspects of conversion, and are thorough and well footnoted. All articles seem well edited, and there is a very substantial bibliography. As the title suggests, conversion is explored in relation to Christianity and Islam, but also to Judaism and Buddhism, and this breadth makes the work even stronger. Many parallels can be drawn, and several authors do indeed discuss the broader cultural trends and commonalities ... Read More
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  • Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern England by Tara
           Pedersen (review)
    • Abstract: In the Introduction to this short monograph, Tara Pedersen interrogates ‘those elusive and captivating hybrids’, mermaids (p. 1), and argues that the mermaid is a useful tool in thinking about identity. Her interest is in how the mermaid helps to ‘picture the body, especially the sexed and gendered body that resists clear categorical frameworks and that holds erotic potential’ (p. 3). Pedersen is aware of recent feminist, post-humanist, and queer scholars that have investigated the animal–human and machine–human boundaries, and gives a brief sketch of this literature, but remains interested in questions of identity that mermaids provoke in early modern England.The first chapter, ‘Identifying Mermaids: Economies of ... Read More
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  • The Lion, the Lily, and the Leopard: The Crown and Nobility of Scotland,
           France, and England and the Struggle for Power (1100–1204) by Melissa
           Pollock (review)
    • Abstract: Melissa Pollock’s study of family connections and their impact on Anglo-Norman politics is a testament to tenacity and thoroughness. The author’s aim is to reincorporate Scotland into the cultural and family networks of the Anglo-Norman world, in response to earlier scholarship that has often treated the northern kingdom as an outlier or a completely separate case. While studies have been undertaken on local links spanning the Borders, Pollock succeeds in showing just how close and numerous were the ties between aristocratic families with interests in Scotland as well as other more distant regions during the twelfth century. These were disrupted, she argues, by the loss of Normandy to the French monarchy in 1204 ... Read More
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  • Muslim and Christian Contact in the Middle Ages: A Reader ed. by Jarbel
           Rodriguez (review)
    • Abstract: Jarbel Rodriguez has here compiled eighty-nine sources illustrative of Muslim–Christian interaction (some exchanges between Muslims and Jews have also been included) between the early seventh and the late fifteenth centuries. The sources are all presented in English: some are previously published translations or Rodriguez’s revisions of them, while others have been translated by Rodriguez himself. The subject matter of these sources ranges widely: literary, historical, scientific, annalistic, hagiographical, travel, legal, and theological sources are all represented; geographically, they cover the Holy Land, the Byzantine Empire, Syria, Sicily, Charlemagne’s territories, Spain (Iberia and northern Spain), France ... Read More
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  • Kings of the Street: Power, Community, and Ritual in Renaissance Florence
           by David Rosenthal (review)
    • Abstract: Ki+ngs of the Street is a study of the festive brigades’ potenze (powers)—known as kingdoms or states—of artisans and labourers that were part of Florence’s ritual and communal fabric from the late fifteenth until the early seventeenth century. David Rosenthal critiques an existing body of work which views the appearance of these potenze on the urban stage on certain occasions—such as May Day, the feast day of Florence’s patron-saint, St John the Baptist (24 June), or the birth of a Medici heir—as a static safety-valve, an event which reduced the chance of lower-class rebellion and in which the plebeian brigades were merely doing the bidding of their rulers. Rosenthal presents a well-argued and more complex view: ... Read More
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  • The Secular Liturgical Office in Late Medieval England by Matthew Cheung
           Salisbury (review)
    • Abstract: Few medievalists pay much attention to liturgiology until the day that a precise answer to some tricky liturgical question is urgently required. If they are working on any aspect of later medieval English history or literature, this book is one that they may someday need.Everyone has heard of the Use of Sarum, the version of the liturgy (the mass, the day and night offices, and the office of the Virgin) that was used in some religious communities and in the parish churches, collegiate chapels, cathedrals, and even the homes of England, Wales, and parts of Scotland. A source of national pride to some, it was the ancestor of Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer. But what if a unitary Use of Sarum turns out to be an ... Read More
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  • Faith’s Boundaries: Laity and Clergy in Early Modern Confraternities
           eds. by Nicholas Terpstra, Adriano Prosperi, and Stefania Pastore (review)
           
    • Abstract: The essays in this collection explore early modern confraternal activities and lay life. A number come out of an Italian-focused conference, ‘Brotherhood and Boundaries—Fraternità e barriere’, that was held at Pisa in September 2008, but the geographical reach of this edited volume is somewhat broader.Nicholas Terpstra’s Introduction sets the volume’s parameters as an interrogation of the ownership of religious space: confraternities, as spaces in which the laity and clergy both staked claims, were often sites where such ownership was negotiated. Part I of the volume investigates charity and civic religion in Italy: Daniel Bornstein presents a case study of Cortona’s Misericordia confraternity (a space, after 1411 ... Read More
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  • Magic and Masculinity: Ritual Magic and Gender in the Early Modern Era by
           Frances Timbers (review)
    • Abstract: Early modern England witnessed the intersection of religion, philosophy, and science, at the same time that conceptions of gender ideologies and worldviews were also shifting, all of which contributed to new interpretations of magic. Frances Timbers here expertly documents the interaction of conceptions of manhood and masculinity with the practice of ritual magic and in so doing presents a new perspective on a frequently overlooked aspect of contemporary magic and magical practice.Chapter 1 addresses the distinction between ceremonial magic and witchcraft: magic was the artful manipulation by learned men of the natural world though alchemic means, the study of classical manuscripts and texts, and complex rituals; ... Read More
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  • Andreas Friz’s Letter on Tragedies (ca. 1741–1744): An
           Eighteenth-Century Jesuit Contribution to Theatre Poetics by Nienke
           Tjoelker (review)
    • Abstract: Nienke Tjoelker’s edition and translation of the letter on tragedies by eighteenth-century Graz Jesuit, Andreas Friz (1711–90), usefully fills out our picture of German dramatic poetics, and especially the position of Jesuit Latin drama against the background of the Theresian school reforms. In her Introduction, Tjoelker notes the continuing use of Latin by Jesuit dramatists in the German-speaking lands, who bucked the trend towards the vernacular that had begun much earlier in Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy. Moreover, while so much Jesuit drama is known to us only through playbills (periochae), there seems to have been a move towards printing collections of plays by preeminent Jesuit playwrights in ... Read More
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  • King John and Religion by Paul Webster (review)
    • Abstract: This book makes a timely appearance, considering all of the recent attention given to King John as part of the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations during 2015. It is well known that John’s reputation—as one of the worst of English monarchs (and a thoroughly ‘bad thing’)—is largely the result of negative opinions expressed by chroniclers in his own day. Modern scholarship has gone some way to challenging this stereotype but John continues to suffer, perhaps unfairly, from the accumulated weight of centuries of prejudice. A strong assumption remains in place that his grudging acceptance and subsequent rejection of Magna Carta represent some sort of absolutist stumbling block impeding history’s inevitable ... Read More
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  • Women and Petitioning in the Seventeenth-Century English Revolution:
           Deference, Difference, and Dissent by Amanda Jane Whiting (review)
    • Abstract: Amanda Jane Whiting introduces her exposition on the genre and gendering of petitioning in the tumultuous political landscape of the English Civil Wars and Revolution (1640–60) with a quote from a letter written in 1680: ‘But Why Do I Trouble You about Petitions?’ Whiting’s study is predicated on the argument that ‘petitioning was a hegemonic cultural and social practice, and petitions were crucial to, and constitutive of, fundamental relations of power in early modern English society’ (p. 17). Through the analysis and contextualisation of the forty-two extant printed and published petitions believed to have been written by women, either collectively or individually, during the period 1642–60, Whiting explores both ... Read More
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  • Castiglione’s Allegory: Veiled Policy in ‘The Book of the Courtier’
           (1528) by W. R. Albury (review)
    • Abstract: W. R. Albury acknowledges that it took him ten years to bring his carefully considered, convincingly argued book to press. He tackles The Book of the Courtier, one of the most significant texts of the Renaissance, arguing with and against existing analyses of Castiglione’s work, re-examining it from an allegorical and contextualised perspective rather than a critical literary one. Albury places Castiglione firmly back into his historical context; his close analysis ‘is less concerned with literary criticism for its own sake than with history and political philosophy’ (p. 3). Castiglione and Albury both require unwavering attentiveness from their ‘judicious reader’, one schooled in picking up on acutezza recondite ... Read More
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  • Learning to Die in London, 1380–1540 by Amy Appleford (review)
    • Abstract: In a book that is as much a product of a fascination with representations of death and dying as it is an exploration of contemporary cultural attitudes these representations display, Amy Appleford traces the evolution of mortality in London during a ‘long’ fifteenth century. Defining the period as bracketed by the Black Death and the Reformation, Appleford explores significant social changes that were not geographically or conceptually limited to London. Nonetheless, as she carefully establishes, in this period, ‘death became a focus of special intensity’ (p. 2) and, by limiting her study to London, Appleford provides the reader with a serviceable structure. From the legacy of the city’s burgeoning literary ... Read More
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  • The Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years’ War eds. by Olaf
           Asbach, and Peter Schröder (review)
    • Abstract: The Thirty Years’ War (1618–48) was a series of conflicts resulting from the struggle for the constitution of the Holy Roman Empire and the imbalance of the political and religious powers in Central Europe.The twenty-five articles in the book are divided into five parts. Part I looks at the antecedent imperial politics surrounding the Austrian Habsburgs and the Palatinate that were eventually to ignite into conflict with the Empire. The Empire was troubled by confessional divisions between Catholics and Protestants, in addition to internal conflicts within the various Protestant groups themselves. The articles in Part II tackle the great powers and coalitions involved in the conflict. Here, the traditional picture ... Read More
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  • On the Importance of Being an Individual in Renaissance Italy: Men, their
           Professions, and their Beards by Douglas Biow (review)
    • Abstract: Douglas Biow’s work shows how some sixteenth-century Italian men found ways to signal their individuality and stand out from the crowd. The crowd in question was not an amorphous mass of humanity; it was always a specific group with which the person concerned wished to be identified. Such men, therefore, were not the wholly autonomous individuals theorised a century and a half ago by Jacob Burckhardt, because of their need for a corporate identity, nor were they the culturally determined self-fashioners of the New Historicists, because of their ability to improvise a distinctive personal stance within that corporate identity.The ideal technique for this process of individuation involved three steps, often taken ... Read More
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  • British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727–44 by Jeremy Black
           (review)
    • Abstract: In British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727–44, Jeremy Black examines British foreign policy between the accession of King George II and the outbreak of war between Britain and France in 1744. It is the third volume in Black’s series on eighteenth-century British foreign policy, preceded by Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Ashgate, 2011) and British Politics and Foreign Policy, in the Reign of George I, 1714–1724 (Ashgate, 2014). A fourth has since been published: British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1744–57: Mid-Century Crisis (Ashgate, 2015) [See review, this issue, supra]. Following the Glorious Revolution of 1688–89, Black argues, foreign policy became more central to British politics ... Read More
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  • The Gospel According to Shakespeare by Piero Boitani (review)
    • Abstract: In The Gospel According to Shakespeare, Piero Boitani offers a close critical look at William Shakespeare’s ‘re-scripturing’ of the Gospels in his work. For Boitani, Shakespeare’s works are a meditation ‘on providence, on forgiveness, and on goodness and happiness’ and this is achieved ‘in Christian terms’ (p. 2). Boitani argues that Shakespeare, particularly in his plays after Hamlet, is engaged in creating his own Gospel.Originally published in Italian in 2009 as Il Vangelo secondo Shakespeare, the work has been translated into English by Vittorio Montemaggi and Rachel Jacoff for the present edition. The book features a select bibliography, detailed notes, and an index, and the short length (it runs to a slim 156 ... Read More
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  • Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain
           by Margaret E. Boyle (review)
    • Abstract: Unruly Women explores the interconnections between public theatre, custodial institutions, and transgressive women in early modern Spain. Margaret E. Boyle’s core argument is that women’s performances of penitence and punishment, both on and off the stage, functioned as a social commentary on the moral economy of early modern Spain. A key theme examined in this monograph is that of contradiction. While early modern moralists condemned the representation of female deviance by actresses in popular comedia, revenue generated from these productions directly funded the custodial institutions responsible for the rehabilitation and containment of real-life examples of unruly women.The book is divided into two parts. Part ... Read More
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  • Death, Torture and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300–1650 eds. by
           John R. Decker and Mitzi Kirkland-Ives (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of essays builds on an already extensive body of literature examining the depiction of the desecrated body in medieval and early modern European art. Comprising case studies from nine art historians, the collection does not adhere to a strict periodisation framework and avoids a near-sighted focus upon art in isolation. Exploring the full range of social, cultural, spiritual, and political contexts in which these visual depictions of the brutalised body were created, the contributors seek to make sense of the cultures of torture and violence that validated such imagery. The essays are illustrated by an extensive array of details and images, though regrettably none is in colour. The book is divided ... Read More
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  • The Sword and the Pen: Women, Politics, and Poetry in Sixteenth-Century
           Siena by Konrad Eisenbichler (review)
    • Abstract: Konrad Eisenbichler presents a sustained investigation of key female protagonists in sixteenth-century Siena’s literary culture. Siena was a theatre for the ambitions of France, Spain, the Papal States, and Florence in this period, and the atmosphere is nicely captured in the works of poets such as Aurelia Petrucci and Virginia Martini Salvi. Early descriptions of the 1553 siege of the city recounted the exhortatory role of women in that event and Eisenbichler is particularly concerned with their engagement with politics and military theory.A key strength of this work is its careful analysis of the oeuvre of three Sienese women. Aurelia Petrucci, Laudomia Forteguerri, and Virginia Martini Salvi have been considered ... Read More
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  • Boudica’s Odyssey in Early Modern England by Samantha
           Frénée-Hutchins (review)
    • Abstract: The Renaissance was fuelled by the invention of the printing press and the rediscovery of classical texts. For Samantha Frénée-Hutchins, this fuel began to burn in early modern England ‘the moment when Boudica’s story was re-discovered’ (p. 1). Boudica’s Odyssey in Early Modern England is a superb, diachronic study of the Icenian queen who unsuccessfully attempted to overthrow Roman rule. Frénée-Hutchins has compiled a unique sourcebook that ‘reassesses national memory by tracing the historical re-birth and circulation of Boudica’s story in the Tudor period to the imaginative reconfigurations of her body in the early seventeenth century’ (p. 2).Boudica offered an image of mixed usefulness, making this an important ... Read More
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  • Religion and Society in the Diocese of St Davids 1485–2011 eds. by
           William Gibson and John Morgan-Guy (review)
    • Abstract: This volume on the Welsh diocese of St Davids is the first since the diocesan history written by W. L. Bevan in the nineteenth century. It comprises eight essays, arranged chronologically, each examining the cultural, social, and religious changes of different historical periods within the diocese.The first two essays, both contributed by John Morgan-Guy, will be of particular interest to readers of Parergon. Morgan-Guy corrects previous assumptions about a uniformly moribund diocese and argues that lay interest in the parish churches was strong. This can be seen, for instance, in the intricate screens and rood lofts built in the early 1500s in churches at Patrishow, Llanfilo, and Llannano. By contrast, monasticism ... Read More
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  • Reformation Unbound: Protestant Visions of Reform in England, 1525–1590
           by Karl Gunther (review)
    • Abstract: In Reformation Unbound, Karl Gunther provides an important revision of the current historiographical opinion on reform in Reformation England. Gunther’s expertly argued thesis rests on the observation that English evangelicals ‘were envisioning the reformation in ways that were far more radical than we have hitherto recognized’, and that they ‘had been part of the English Reformation’ from its beginning (p. 9).Chapter 1 provides a re-evaluation of the intellectual landscape of early English Protestantism, and argues that calls for ecclesiastical reform were not an Elizabethan phenomenon, but were ‘being openly canvassed at its very start’ (p. 10). Chapter 2 reveals the inherent conflict between peace and reform: ... Read More
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  • The First Two Quartos of ‘Hamlet’: A New View of the Origins and
           Relationship of the Texts by Margrethe Jolly (review)
    • Abstract: In the early twentieth century, scholars of Shakespearean literature decided on two classes of his work. The designation of quartos into these categories of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ have seriously undermined the study of the texts labelled as ‘bad’ quartos; that is, those not considered to be legitimate drafts of Shakespeare’s work. Margrethe Jolly aims to correct this anomaly by dispelling the myth that the first quarto of Hamlet was a memorial reconstruction of the second quarto by actors. Instead, Jolly argues, the first quarto was indeed written by Shakespeare, and she presents a study based on sturdy evidence that strongly supports this theory.Jolly begins by considering important points, such as the linguistics of ... Read More
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  • The Historical Present: Medievalism and Modernity by Walter Kudrycz
           (review)
    • Abstract: The Historical Present: Medievalism and Modernity is an exploration of ways in which the Middle Ages have been written and thought about in modern times, focusing particularly on historical and philosophical thought. By tracing the intellectual history of the idea of the medieval from the early Enlightenment to the present, Kudrycz sheds important light on the ways in which Western society has conceived of its own cultural heritage. Medievalism has emerged as an important interdisciplinary field in the past five to ten years, and, with its account of the changing currents of thought across several centuries, this book makes a significant contribution to it.The first two chapters argue that the seventeenth and ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Pope Gregory’s Letter-Bearers: A Study of the Men and Women who Carried
           Letters for Pope Gregory the Great by John R. C. Martyn (review)
    • Abstract: John Martyn’s notable contribution to Gregorian studies is best represented by his translation of the first complete version of Pope Gregory the Great’s register of letters, the Registrum epistularum, published in 2004. Here, in this small volume, Martyn switches his attention to one of the basic support mechanisms of letter-writing—that of delivery—through an examination of Gregory’s letter-bearers.The notion of examining the networks that underpinned Gregory the Great’s pontificate is an attractive one, potentially allowing a deeper understanding of the issues that dominated the interactions between the shepherd and his flock in the context of late sixth- and early seventh-century Europe. Martyn arranges his ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • From Words to Deeds: The Effectiveness of Preaching in the Late Middle
           Ages ed. by Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli (review)
    • Abstract: The studies in this volume have resulted from a conference held in 2010 at the Università di Bologna exploring the relationship between words and deeds in late medieval preaching. As Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli explains in her Introduction, the principle aim of the conference was to open a collective dialogue on the effectiveness of preaching by exploring the ‘fruits’ borne of late medieval sermons.The volume is separated into two thematic parts. Part I examines religious communication by exploring the efficacy of preachers’ words and speech, while Part II explores how preaching affected society more broadly. Although the book’s title does not indicate it, this collection focuses almost exclusively—there are only a ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sculpting Simulacra in Medieval Germany, 1250–1380 by Assaf Pinkus
           (review)
    • Abstract: Since childhood, I have been drawn to several of the sculptures discussed in this book. The large, mid-thirteenth-century paired sculptures of Ekkehard and Uta (the inspiration for Maleficent in Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty) and Hermann and Reglindis from Naumburg Cathedral captured my imagination. Although there is a substantial German literature, very little has been written about them in English.In this book, Assaf Pinkus examines, in four chapters, statues of the founding patrons at Naumburg; the royal sculptures in Vienna, Prague, and Mühlhausen; representations of martyrdom at Schwäbisch Gmünd; and the Schreinmadonna (Shrine Madonna). All have a striking realism and immediacy that enhance the sense of ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Royalists at War in Scotland and Ireland, 1638–1650 by Barry
           Robertson (review)
    • Abstract: Scholarship on the civil wars in the three Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland continues to unearth new insights into the contemporary weave of loyalty, politics, and religion. In this book, Barry Robertson turns his attention from purely Scottish interests to comparisons between Scotland and Ireland, focusing particularly on those nobles who supported, at various times and for varying motives, the Stuarts. His approach is to examine the topic chronologically through chapters on Scotland and Ireland in turn, with the contrasts and connections between them not always explicitly drawn. What he does, though, is to bring out the myriad variety in the actions and motives of the nobility in Scotland and Ireland ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Manuscript Recipe Books as Archaeological Objects: Text and Food in the
           Early Modern World by Madeline Shanahan (review)
    • Abstract: This slim volume is based on Madeline Shanahan’s doctoral thesis, awarded by University College, Dublin. Despite the wide embrace of the subtitle, the study focuses on a collection of forty-eight manuscript recipe books held in the National Library of Ireland, all of which are described by Shanahan in her Appendix. All of the books are deemed to have been started before 1830, and the two oldest seem to have been started in the 1670s. All are in English, and most appeared to have been compiled and/or owned by high-status women of the Protestant Ascendancy. Shanahan identifies three broad types: household notebooks, recipe collections, and planned volumes.According to Shanahan, the use of documentary sources by ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fictions of Evidence: Witnessing, Literature, and Community in the Late
           Middle Ages by Jamie K. Taylor (review)
    • Abstract: During the Middle Ages, witnessing was heuristic and hermeneutic: it was used both to uncover truths and to interpret or question ideologies and obligations. Jamie Taylor investigates the crucial role witnessing played in the formation of communities during the late Middle Ages, and how the requirement to bear witness shaped communities’ understanding of themselves and the wider cultural, religious, and political landscape.In his Introduction, Taylor emphasises the role of witnessing as occupying a ‘liminal status between the historical and the imagined, or between the factual and the fictional’ (p. 8). The ability to apply witnessing to different discourses illustrates the complex ways contemporary observers could ... Read More
      Keywords: Islam; Pierpont Morgan Library.; Manuscripts, Medieval; Monastic and religious life of women; Authority; Treason; Political oratory; Speech acts (Linguistics); Sonnets, Italian; Layout (Printing); Cutpurse, Moll,; Dekker, Thomas,; Puritans; Great Bri
      PubDate: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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