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Kevin Sharpe

CELEBRATING A CULTURAL TURN: POLITICAL CULTURE AND CULTURAL POLITICS IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND KEVIN SHARPE University of Southampton The historiography of seventeenth-century England has produced some of the finest, and most important, historical scholarship of any period or country. Be it

Lynn Johnson

FRIENDSHIP, COERCION, AND INTEREST: DEBATING THE FOUNDATIONS OF JUSTICE IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND LYNN JOHNSON Towson University A  This essay examines the signi fi cance of friendship and the expectations associated with it in the early modern debate about trust and the ful fi llment of

John Wall

Reviews / ERSY 30 ( 2010 ) 57 – 93 81 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/027628510X533936 Gregory D. Dodds , Exploiting Erasmus: The Erasmian Legacy and Religious Change in Early Modern England (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009 ). xx, 405 pp. ISBN 978 - 0 - 8020 - 9900

Joel Budd

RETHINKING ICONOCLASM IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND: THE CASE OF CHEAPSIDE CROSS JOEL BUDD New York University ABSTRACT Protestant iconoclasm has generally been understood as an assault on the beliefs and practices of traditional religion. This article challenges that understanding through a detailed


R.H. Helmholz

Representation (Ithaca, ny , 1996); T.S.R. Boase, Death in the Middle Ages: Mortality, Judgment and Remembrance (New York, 1972). 2 Oxford Book of Death , ed. D.J. Enright (Oxford, 1983). 3 E.g. Clare Gittings, Death, Burial and the Individual in Early Modern England (London and Sydney, 1984); Nigel

David Lemmings

This article discusses emotions and power in the administration and representation of criminal justice in early modern England. In the early seventeenth century, professional lawyers insisted that only they were competent to understand the ‘artificial reason’ of the common law; and lay opinion was associated with unreliable emotional engagement with the protagonists in trials. ‘Popular jurisprudence’ received renewed impetus from the post-Reformation emphasis on conscience and divine providence, however, and this kind of common sense interpretation often featured in popular accounts of law proceedings. Moreover, the ‘low law’ administered at grass roots level by JPs was less professionalised because most magistrates were not lawyers. The development of popular and emotional jurisprudence is demonstrated in the eighteenth century by analysis of judges’ charges, popular novels, and the reportage of ‘true crime’. Ultimately, and despite further ‘lawyerisation’ of trials, this article argues that the rise of the novel and increased press reporting of criminal justice generated more vicarious engagement with the administration of justice. And this was emotional engagement: eighteenth-century popular jurisprudence represented justice as variously awesome, theatrical and unreasonably oppressive.

Gerard Kilroy

charges for religion, and to point to the freedom enjoyed by English merchants in Poland, a freedom that could easily be rescinded. An essay that should be compulsory for all those interested in the social mores of early modern England is that on “Jesuit attire on the English mission.” Jesuit apparel in


D A N I E L M A R G O C S Y JULIET CUMMINS, DAVID BURCHELL (eds.), Science, Literature, and Rhetoric in Early Modern England. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007. XIII+241 pp., ISBN 978-0-7546- 5781-1. B O N N I E L A T I M E R EGIDIO FESTA, Galileo: La lotta per la scienza. Bari: Laterza, 2007. xi

Ryan M. McGraw

Paul C.H. Lim, Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England , Oxford Studies in Historical Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), xvi + 488pp., $74.00, ISBN 9780195339468. This volume adds to the growing body of literature on the Trinity in the


M A R I A R O S A A N T O G N A Z Z A LEAH KNIGHT, Of Books and Botany in Early Modern England. Sixteenth-Century Plants and Print Culture. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. XVI+163 pp., ISBN 978-0-7546- 6586-1. A L E S S A N D R O O T T A V I A N I A L E S S A N D R O P A S T O R E e G I O V A N N