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Miraculous Healing for the Warrior Soul

Transforming Fear, Violence, and Shame in Fourteenth-Century Provence

Nicole Archambeau

This article considers the crises of plague, civil war, and mercenary invasion that Provençal communities faced in the years between 1343 and 1363. Canonization inquest testimony reveals that both combatants and noncombatants prayed to the holy woman, Countess Delphine de Puimichel, to heal the spiritual sickness of violence. In their testimonies, witnesses relived moments of crisis when they had used Delphine's special relationship to God to escape death, fear, and humiliation.

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Shiran Avni

; he sends three mercenaries to perform the task so that the third kills the first two mercenaries, resulting in three victims (Banquo and the two mercenaries). The number three also links the role of the Porter to that of the witches in an important

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

soldiers, private contractors are perceived as being motivated by “compensation in excess”—as people who, much like the mercenary, go to war without ideological and sacrificial ideas ( Taussig-Rubbo 2009: 106 ). Lacking the sacrificial component, their

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Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity

Methodological Reflections from the Field

Paul Higate

the world—most obviously Iraq and Afghanistan—have played host to contractors of considerable interest to the media, with the so-called mercenary company Blackwater noted as a particularly high-profile case in point. The commodification of security and

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Ryan Goeckner, Sean M. Daley, Jordyn Gunville, and Christine M. Daley

culmination of an eight-month struggle between American Indian and allied protesters and law enforcement, private mercenaries, and state and federal government officials over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) under Lake Oahe by the Texas

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Scott Maisano

, Shakespeare’s Scruple seems to have been inspired by the figure of Dr Zachary in Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller . Shakespeare’s anatomist’s apprentice, however, is neither mercenary nor Jewish and so the anti-Semitism of the source is not an issue

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David Nicol

, a dull Wretch turned from mercenary to author. Why wouldst thou give an ear to such a man? As thou art my wife, desist: let Smith begone. REBECCA I speak not as thy wife but as ambassadress Of my dear father’s empire. This man was Once Powhatan

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Marcel Mauss

Egyptians etc., they fight for them as mercenaries or vassals; later they will fight as chiefs. 10 Equipped with horses and camels, they are also merchants and caravanners like the Bedouins and the Touaregs of our times, or like Mahomet. The geographical

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John Storey

about More's intentions or the intentions of other writers of utopias, the island is not a perfect society. It is patriarchal and has its origins in colonialism, wages war through the use of mercenaries and engages in slavery. Although I take seriously

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Peter Oakley

, that makes it such an appropriate gift at these moments. In situations where offering an acknowledged currency would be considered too uncouth or mercenary, and where appearances or at least reasonable doubt needs to be maintained, gold jewelry remains