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  • Arthurian Eco-conquestin Geoffrey of Monmouth, Wace, and Laȝamon
    • Abstract: Arthur’s characterization, in most iterations of his story, is consistently tangled up with questions about conquest and domination. The conqueror-king has, as Karl Heinz Göller contends, been seen ‘as an incarnation of the idea of the Empire’1 since his first appearance in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s twelfth-century Historia regum Britanniae (HRB). However, the role of the natural world and its connection to Arthurian conquest in these narratives has been relatively ignored. We focus here on the treatment of what we are terming ‘eco-conquest’ in the Arthurian sections of Geoffrey’s HRB, Wace’s Roman de Brut, and Laȝamon’s Brut, arguing that Laȝamon’s Brut diverges sharply from the approach taken by Geoffrey in ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Justification of Wealth and Lordship versus Rulers’ Exploitation
           in Late Medieval England
    • Abstract: This article begins with a definition of economic ethics and how its principles were used to justify wealth as well as economic inequality. These were discussed by medieval theologians and scholastic philosophers and the principles were transmitted to lay society in late medieval England via pastoral manuals, religious treatises, sermons and some advices to princes. Pastoral manuals and treatises written for the laity served to remind the more literate members of society about practical economic ethics, while manuals for the priesthood and their sermons were ways of passing on those teachings to the unlettered as well as the lettered in late medieval England. Many historians have studied economic ethics ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Mechanism of Creation of Russian ‘Original’ Hymnography
    • Abstract: Russia was christianized in 988 and the main services and texts were translated from Greek. But already in the eleventh century the first Russian saints — Sts Boris and Gleb — were canonized. This required the creation of a new service in Greek by the Metropolitan of Russia,1 who was originally Greek and did not know enough Old Russian or Old Slavonic. The service was immediately translated into Old Slavonic and we do not have any manuscript containing a Greek version. But writing the service originally in Greek presupposes the use of an original model taken from the Greek services. Starting from the fifteenth century hymnographers could use as a model both Greek hymns and Old Slavonic translations. ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cupid, Choice, and Rewriting Petrarch in the Early Sonnets of Astrophil
           and Stella
    • Abstract: Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella (1581–82, though not printed until 1591) was neither the first sonnet sequence in English nor by itself the first Elizabethan attempt to imitate Petrarch’s Rime sparse.1 Anne Lock’s A Meditation of a Penitent Sinner (printed in 1560) and Thomas Watson’s The Hekatompathia or Passionate Century of Love (printed in 1582) severally preceded and accompanied Astrophil and Stella in those respects. Lock’s sequence was however a very brief series of religious meditations.2 Watson’s was a collection of poems that eclectically imitated the erotic verse of Petrarch, Serafino and many others, but offered no continuous interaction with or developed appraisal of the Rime.3 In ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ovid’s Ceres and the Courtship of Adonis in Shakespeare’s
           Venus and Adonis
    • Abstract: Ovid’s Metamorphoses is conspicuous in its use of myth to retell myth; that is to say, Ovid reinvigorates classical tales by combining and cross-referencing them. A good example is the use of the tale of Ceres and Proserpina in the retelling of the story of Venus and Adonis in Book x. I wish, first, to examine how this occurs and thence propose a new idea, namely, that Shakespeare makes similar recourse to Ceres’ myth — that of the lost child and the lost harvest — in telling Venus and Adonis. Here, Venus’s trespass on earth impinges on the territory of Ceres, leading to an implicit conflict between the goddesses. The ensuing battle is not only reminiscent of Ovid’s retelling of the same tale, but places ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Julius Caesar: Tyrannicide Made Unpopular
    • Abstract: The Globe was the first theatre to be owned exclusively by actors1 and opened with Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar in 1599. Although the title character of the play seemed to be a mere marketing trick to attract the audience to a newly established playhouse with a popular character, as Julius Caesar was murdered in the beginning of Act iii, the very fact of his absence almost from the entire play afterwards formed the contextual political debate prominent in the Elizabethan period: that is, amid dissatisfaction with the present Elizabethan regime, whether tyrannicide could be approved or not. The majority of the critics of the play have mainly divided it from Elizabethan socio-political incidents, almost in ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘And shall we now grow strangers'’: The Cause and Cure of Twinship
           in The Bloody Brother and Monsieur Thomas
    • Abstract: John Fletcher may not have been born a twin, but according to his contemporaries, he acquired one. In the commendatory verses to Comedies and Tragedies (1647), a folio collection of plays which recognized both Fletcher and Francis Beaumont as authors, there is a recurring theme. Alexander Brome calls the playwrights ‘Renowned Twinnes of Poetry’, Jasper Maine recounts how they went ‘still twins to the Presse’, and John Webster declares that they have ‘twin-like Braines’.1 In each of these examples, the word ‘twin’ (along with its variant spellings) is used to illustrate the mutual talents and interests of Fletcher and Beaumont. Although they were not biological twins, they so delighted in each other’s ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Voynich Manuscript ed. by Clemens, Raymond (review)
    • Abstract: MS 408 in the Beinecke Library at Yale University (the Voynich Manuscript) has been dubbed ‘the most mysterious manuscript in the world’. Its script, language and text remain unknown and unreadable, and its many detailed coloured drawings of plants appear to relate to no known species. Numerous cryptologists, both amateur and professional, have failed to decipher it. It has become something of a cult, with various websites devoted to it and a growing number of adventure novels built around it — including one in the Indiana Jones series. Its history and origins are also mysterious, though it is known to have belonged to Athanasius Kircher and possibly to the Emperor Rudolf II in the seventeenth century. ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500–1800 by Cleminson,
           Richard, and Francisco Vázquez García (review)
    • Abstract: Estebanía de Valdaracete was a young girl from a noble family who from an early age — in the phrasing of contemporary accounts — distinguished herself in ‘heroic qualities and deeds’, to the astonished wonder of neighbours and fellow villagers: her physical strength, and her outstanding bravery made her stand out in physical exercise, as did her dedication and extraordinary fencing skill. After much debate, she was made to be examined by matrons and determined to be ‘hermafrodita’, that is, intersex. Estebanía underwent a ceremonial procedure of electio of sex, where she was offered to choose her sex, her gender, and her life, provided that her choice was solid for the rest of her life. She chose to live as ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Andrew Marvell: Loss and Aspiration, Home and Homeland in ‘Miscellaneous
           Poems’ by Cousins, A. D. (review)
    • Abstract: A. D. Cousins’s monograph on Andrew Marvell’s Miscellaneous Poems (1681) makes a fresh and detailed contribution to our understanding of this enigmatic poet’s verse. In this book, Professor Cousins continues his longstanding interest in Marvell that has produced numerous articles and the co-edited collection (with Conal Condren), The Political Identity of Andrew Marvell (Scolar Press, 1990). Cousins does not address all the poems in Miscellaneous Poems, choosing instead to focus his six chapters on key clusters of poems that scholarship has emphasized as major works: the Mower poems; ‘Nymph Complaining’ and ‘To his Coy Mistress’; ‘Bermudas’ and ‘The Garden’; the religious verse (‘The Coronet’, the Dialogue ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Bede and the Future ed. by Darby, Peter, and Faith Wallis (review)
    • Abstract: The Venerable Bede is best known to many for his Historia ecclesiastica, and histories, by their nature, are about past time. However, as the editors note in their introduction to Bede and the Future, historia can also mean ‘description’, ‘and thus histories could be of present conditions’ (p. 2). To consider Bede as a historian only is to do a disservice to his wide-ranging mind and the depth of his works. Through his thinking and writing Bede transcended his time. Faith Wallis and Peter Darby are fitting editors for this volume. Wallis has published translations of several of Bede’s works, including those most explicitly concerned with time: De temporum ratione (published as On the Reckoning of ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance
           England by Eggert, Katherine (review)
    • Abstract: Katherine Eggert’s book is a contribution to the study of how at particular times and under certain conditions humans have consciously chosen to not know what they know, or to avow that which they know is not so. Her term ‘disknowledge’ refers ‘the conscious and deliberate setting aside of one compelling mode of understanding the world — one discipline, one theory — in favour of another’ (p. 3). Phrased this way, it appears innocuous enough, but the argument of the book is that the promise of Renaissance Humanism rapidly disappeared and during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the language, strategies, and imagery of alchemy, a discredited and discreditable ‘occult science’, was increasingly used to ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Approaches to Poverty in Medieval Europe: Complexities, Contradictions,
           Transformations, c. 1100–1500 ed. by Farmer, Sharon (review)
    • Abstract: Poverty is a theme that continues to fascinate scholars of medieval and early modern Europe. As Sharon Farmer explains in her introduction, there is still a sharp tension between the perspectives of Michel Mollat, who emphasized the impact of the Church in promoting concern for the poor, and of Bronislav Geremek, who emphasized how medieval churchmen re-asserted negative attitudes towards the poor. Farmer traces how both perspectives have had their influence, even on the different papers within this volume. While there is no doubt that there was a dramatic growth in charitable institutions concerned for the poor in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, there is disagreement about its impact. As always ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections by Hamburger,
           Jeffrey F., William P. Stoneman, and Anne-Marie Eze et al. (review)
    • Abstract: The Boston area is rich in collections of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts. Their contents and treasures were highlighted in the major exhibition, ‘Beyond Words’, held between 12 September 2016 and 16 January 2017, after more than a decade of planning. No fewer than nineteen different institutions contributed to this exhibition, which brought together more than two hundred and fifty items from these collections. The contributors ranged from the obvious — the Houghton Library at Harvard University and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum — to the small and unexpected — the Armenian Museum of America and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The book, like the exhibition ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Territories of Science and Religion by Harrison, Peter (review)
    • Abstract: Science and religion have been constructed as opposing fields of human activity, concerned with the human mind and the soul respectively, and therefore severed from one another: independent at best, incompatible at worst, and in any case openly opposed. A brief look at the history of terms religio and scientia reveals the inconsistency of this dualistic paradigm: indeed, the cradle of Western philosophical thought in the extant fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers points out an intimate alliance between close observation of natural phenomena, speculative thought, and spirituality. Likewise, even a cursory glance at the Roman and medieval school curricula reveals what nowadays pundits would call an ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar’s Conversations with
           Christianity by Haskell, Ellen D (review)
    • Abstract: Ellen D. Haskell’s Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar’s Conversations with Christianity delineates the nature of the tragic anti-Jewish persecution in medieval Spain, and the manner in which the Kabbalists responded via subtle critiques of Christianity woven into the Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Splendour). The Sefer ha-Zohar is a mystical treatise written in Aramaic in thirteenth century Spain by Moses de León as a commentary on the Torah. Amidst the esoteric interpretations of the creation of the world and participation in God — the latter being a true hallmark of any mystical text (one need only glance at the Hindu Bhagavad Gita or the Orthodox Christian Philokalia) — Haskell’s intention is to ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Sense of Belonging: ‘Morkinskinna’ and Icelandic Identity, c. 1220
           by Jakobsson, Ármann (review)
    • Abstract: In 2011, Ármann Jakobsson and Þórður Ingi Guðjónsson presented the academic world with their work on Morkinskinna, the thirteenth-century manuscript containing an Icelandic saga depicting the history of Norwegian kings from Magnus I to Sigurdr II. Jakobsson has now extended access to his research on the Morkinskinna manuscript to an international audience through the assistance of translator Frederik Heinemann. The result is A Sense of Belonging: Morkinskinna and Icelandic Identity, c. 1220, in which Jakobsson successfully meets his goal to explore the saga. Throughout the book, Jakobsson asserts that scholars of Icelandic sagas have paid little attention to Morkinskinna, and he uses it to present ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rituals, Performatives, and Political Order in Northern Europe, c.
           650–1350 ed. by Jezierski, Wojtek, Lars Hermanson, Hans Jacob Orning et
           al. (review)
    • Abstract: The twelve substantive essays in this volume represent a shift in the study of ritual in medieval northern Western Europe from a focus on performed religious ritual, to a focus on ritual as a structural function of medieval societies and their governance. In his comprehensive introduction, Lars Hermanson makes this aim explicit: the collection is intended to recast Scandinavian ritual studies as a field focused upon the mechanics of political and social order. His stated hope is that this shift toward secular power will facilitate ongoing comparative analysis with similar work undertaken in recent years in Western European ritual studies. To this end, Hermanson outlines a fundamental shift of underlying ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Inside the Tudor Court: Henry VIII and his Six Wives through the Writings
           of the Spanish Ambassador Eustace Chapuys by Mackay, Lauren (review)
    • Abstract: For just on sixteen years, Eustace Chapuys was the eyes and ears of the Habsburg empire at the Tudor court, writing copious missives on a tumultuous period to Charles V, Mary of Hungary, and, eventually, Charles’s son, Philip. Chapuys’ two missions, from 1529 to 1545, initially saw him charged with defending, unsuccessfully, the claims of Charles’s aunt, Katherine of Aragon, as rightful Queen of England against Henry VIII’s planned annulment, and then, as Mackay argues, as lone champion for her daughter Mary, who was abandoned, in practical terms, even by her cousin Charles. The appointment brought Chapuys into close and regular encounter with a changeable monarch, a number of queens, an evolving line-up of ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sexualities, Textualities, Art and Music in Early Modern Italy: Playing
           with Boundaries by Marshall, Melanie L., Linda L. Carroll, and Katherine
           A. McIver (review)
    • Abstract: Musicologists, historians, linguists, and art historians contribute their expertise in this engaging exploration of early modern Italian sexuality. The book reveals the ways that expressive arts promoted and subverted the boundaries between ideal and practised behaviours. Its discussion of the production and reception of texts exposes the distinctions and interplay between men and women, spirituality and carnality, sincerity and satire, autonomy and heteronomy, homo- and hetero-sexuality, and patricians and the poor. While the chapters (developed from conference papers) demonstrate inconsistent degrees of framework to align with the book’s focus, the introduction and arrangement of the book into three parts ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Colour: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts ed. by Panayotova,
           Stella (review)
    • Abstract: The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has a world-class collection of illuminated manuscripts and fragments, derived from the original bequest by Viscount Fitzwilliam in 1816 as well as from subsequent acquisitions by celebrated directors like Montague Rhodes James and Sydney Cockerell. This catalogue accompanies an exhibition in celebration of the Museum’s bicentenary in 2016. The items exhibited were mostly from the Museum itself, but also included manuscripts from various Cambridge colleges, the British Library, and further afield. They are mostly, but not exclusively, Western European in origin. The catalogue covers more than one hundred and fifty manuscripts grouped into fourteen thematic ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Vision and Its Instruments: Art, Science, and Technology in Early Modern
           Europe ed. by Payne, Alina (review)
    • Abstract: This is a very beautiful book with a generous array of images in both colour and black and white. It includes pictures by significant early modern artists such as Albrecht Dürer as well as familiar and no less spectacular scientific illustrations such as that of the fly in Robert Hooke’s Micrographia. The book is on a subject that will engage those interested in the early modern period and the links between science and art. The introduction begins with a very vivid example of this mix, recounting an experiment by Galileo in Siena in 1633. Described by Teofilo Gallaccini, it allowed Galileo to demonstrate his telescope upon the night sky over a period of six nights. Gallaccini recorded these events ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Healthcare in Early Medieval Northern Italy: More to Life than Leeches by
           Pilsworth, Clare (review)
    • Abstract: Clare Pilsworth uses the word ‘healthcare’ in the broadest sense, and this is a good thing. It means that her book deals with medicine, diet, the law, magic, witchcraft, healers, shrines, miracles, dogs, medici, life expectancy, the body, herbs, blood letting, the human lifecycle, and many more topics. She examines these matters and concepts via law codes, other legal documents, charters, recipes, saints’ lives, and images in manuscripts, printed texts, and reports of archaeological sites, the evidence originating mostly in early medieval northern Italy, as she has signalled in her book title. Following a preface introducing the reader to the much-practised art of medicine in northern Italy in 500 ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Wisdom of Animals: Creatureliness in Early Modern French Spirituality
           by Randall, Catharine (review)
    • Abstract: Although it acknowledges the arguments of scholars such as Donna Haraway, Erica Fudge, and Diana Donald in favour of a radical re-centring on animals within a new conceptual framework, Catharine Randall’s thought-provoking study is fundamentally concerned to analyse how specific early modern authors, predominantly Catholic, understood the relationship of animals to, primarily theological, authority. Each chapter focuses on a particular author, or set of debates about animals in sixteenth- to eighteenth-century France. Randall first explores the views of Michel de Montaigne, who drew upon proto-scientific observations to suggest that animals were, on some occasions, morally superior to humans. In a ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire ed. by Slater, John,
           Maríaluz López-Terrada, and José Pardo-Tomás (review)
    • Abstract: Whilst there was some consistency of structural authority, stemming from the King, the Spanish Empire was by no means hegemonic. Medicine was ostensibly ordered from the centre, but in reality, local custom and negotiation with different authorities resulted in a medical hierarchy which was the product of negotiation rather than regal edict. It is against this background that this collection of essays explores medical cultures of the Empire in the early-modern period. The volume does not cover the whole geographic span of the early modern Spanish Empire; furthermore, the essays cover mostly the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. However, a significant point about this book, set out in the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and
           Transmission, 1560–1625 by Verweij, Sebastiaan (review)
    • Abstract: Sebastiaan Verweij introduces his book with William Drummond’s observation, that ‘Brass, Iron and Marble’ will crumble, books merely ‘change Places and Masters’ (p. 2). In seven chapters, Verweij asks questions about the role of manuscripts in the spreading of literary culture; the conditions that allowed the change of ‘Places and Masters’ (especially, where that change occurred, which was not, as in England, the universities, Inns of Court, theatres, and coffee houses); the available modes of publication for Scottish authors; and the importance of Scottish book history for a history of British early modern literature and book history (p. 3). The first three chapters concern writing and ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Damnable Practises: Witches, Dangerous Women, and Music in
           
    • Abstract: Historians of gender and witchcraft have long recognized the importance of broadside ballads in disseminating and reinforcing ideas and stereotypes about witches and other so-called transgressive and disorderly women in early modern communities, but little detailed study has been done in this area, no doubt because of the elusive nature of broadside balladry and a deficiency of musicologists amongst early modern historians. As a musicologist of some note, Sarah Williams’s contribution to the field is therefore very welcome. In Damnable Practises, she builds upon the work of Amanda Winkler, Frances Dolan, Tessa Watt, Christopher Marsh, and others by applying her extensive knowledge of early modern English ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nature, Virtue, and the Boundaries of Encyclopaedic Knowledge. The
           Tropological Universe of Alexander Neckam (1157–1217) by Zahora, Tomas
           (review)
    • Abstract: Alexander Neckam (1157–1217) occupies a unique position in the history of encyclopaedism, writing at the turn of the thirteenth century when the Aristotelian natural philosophy was still becoming integrated into the Western academic corpus. Despite his importance as a figure in medieval intellectual culture whose influences lasted well into the late fourteenth century, Neckam has not received the full scholarly attention that he deserves. Nature, Virtue and the Boundaries of Encyclopaedic Knowledge: The Tropological Universe of Alexander Neckam is a step towards redressing this lack and stimulating future research in Neckam studies. Tomas Zahora’s book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Cristos Yacentes of Gregorio Fernández: Polychrome Sculptures of the
           Supine Christ in Seventeenth-Century Spain by Colón Mendoza, Ilenia
           (review)
    • Abstract: The objects that are the subject of this book are early seventeenth-century sculptures of the dead Christ in repose. Concerned with the corpus of Cristos yacentes sculptures made by or attributed to the prominent sculptor Gregorio Fernández of Valladolid and his workshop, Ilenia Colón Mendoza highlights networks of artistic exchange and patronage in Spain as well as cataloguing Fernández’s contribution to this unique sculpture genre. As a work of art-historical cataloguing, this is a useful volume. It also serves as an accessible introduction to the Cristo yacente genre. Colón Mendoza explains the main iconographical elements of the Cristos yacentes, examines some medieval and early modern sculptural ... Read More
      Keywords: Wealth; Great Britain; England; Hymns, Church Slavic; Ceres; Intersexuality; Marvell, Andrew,; Bede,; Poverty; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval; Norway; Rites and ceremonies; Henry; Fitzwilliam Museum; Medical care; Montaigne, Michel d
      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Probate Inventories of French Immigrants in Early Modern London by Parker,
           Greig (review)
    • Abstract: The volume that Greig Parker has compiled makes a valuable contribution to the discourse on material culture circulating in early modern London. It also adds to the thinking on lifestyles of French immigrants to early modern London. His well-considered introduction reflects upon the evidence probate inventories provide, offering pros and cons for understanding French immigrant domestic material culture. I found his thoughts around the use of these documents insightful and reflective of his archaeological background. Challenges of providing a balance sample, given the paucity of such evidence for women, has been addressed, as far as possible, and the resulting probate transcriptions of ninety-two inventories ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Evil and Fascination in Macbeth
    • Abstract: Of Macbeth, we may observe that nowhere in his plays does Shakespeare express more forcefully the darkening night of the soul under the power of a malignant force. As Robert H. West observed nearly a half century ago, ‘More than any of the other plays [...] Macbeth seems pervaded by some kind of superhuman evil, an evil that shakes and pierces the thin veil of nature and twists its way into the vitals of human volition’.1 In the opening of this deeply dark play, thunder and lightning already suggest the presence of the supernatural,2 the threatening night of evil that will be fully displayed in Act i, scene 3.3 Here the atmosphere that has been evoked closes in on its narrative with the exchanges between Macbeth ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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