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Michaelangelo’s Minerva Christ

Reexamining one of Michelangelo’s least investigated works, the Christ in the Dominican church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome, reveals how the statue’s uncommon subject matter, its now-lost architectural framing, and its original placement within the church’s crossing all contributed to articulate a special devotion toward the body of Christ that was prevalent in certain reformed...

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Between Faculty Psychology and Moral Philosophy

Although existing scholarship has occasionally acknowledged the importance of fantasy as the primary internal sense in Juan Luis Vives’s (1492/93–1540) account of the soul in De anima et vita (1538), the conceptual reasons behind its significance remain unknown. This article argues that the prominence given to fantasy in De anima can be read as a reflection on the larger presuppositions of...

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Accidental Worthy

The Nine Worthies, a collection of Jewish, pagan and Christian heroes, was a well-established tradition in literature and art by the end of the Middle Ages. Several examples of the Worthies from early modern England make a substantial change to the grouping by replacing Godfrey of Bouillon with the English hero Guy of Warwick. Although it has been sometimes argued that this substitution is...

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Gendering Political Relationships

Throughout the preparation, enactment, and chronicling of ceremonial entries during the Italian Wars (1494–1559), cities and their entrants utilized gendered performance and allegory to articulate and negotiate their political relationships. The northern coastal republic of Genoa was a pivotal ally, first for Valois, and then for Habsburg rulers, and was consequently the stage for both...

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Dedications of Printed Works

This article analyzes dedications of printed works from 1577 to 1599 to the Earl of Essex. These dedications perpetuated and even shaped his public persona. Through the mid-1590s, the dedications built a picture of Essex as an exemplar of multiple virtues, describing him as embodying the many roles expected of a public man, prompted by the example of his father to serve England. Essex’s 1595...

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