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Emotions, Communities, and Difference in Medieval Europe
Essays in Honor of Barbara H. Rosenwein

ISBN 9780367881894
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
242 Pages

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Book Description

This book of eleven essays by an international group of scholars in medieval studies honors the work of Barbara H. Rosenwein, Professor emerita of History at Loyola University Chicago. Part I, “Emotions and Communities,” comprises six essays that make use of Rosenwein’s well-known and widely influential work on the history of emotions and what Rosenwein has called “emotional communities.” These essays employ a wide variety of source material such as chronicles, monastic records, painting, music theory, and religious practice to elucidate emotional commonalities among the medieval people who experienced them. The five essays in Part II, “Communities and Difference,” explore different kinds of communities and have difference as their primary theme: difference between the poor and the unfree, between power as wielded by rulers or the clergy, between the western Mediterranean region and the rest of Europe, and between a supposedly great king and lesser ones.

Table of Contents


[Lester K. Little]

1. A Road to the History of Emotions: Social, Cultural, and Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Middle Ages, c.

[Maureen C. Miller and Edward Wheatley]
2. Bibliography of the Works of Barbara H. Rosenwein, 1974-2016

[Compiled by Edward Wheatley]

Part I: Emotions and Communities

Foreword to Part I: Emotions and Communities

[Edward Wheatley and Maureen C. Miller]

3. Differing Emotions in Luxeuil, Bobbio, and Faremoutiers

[Ian N. Wood]

4. Softening the Heart, Eliciting Desire: Experiencing Music in a Carolingian Monastery

[Thomas Anthony Greene]

5. One Site, Many More Meanings: The Community of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune and its
Relic Collection

[Julia M.H. Smith]

6. Crusading Without Affect or Effect: Emotion in Helmold of Bosau’s Chronica Slavorum

[Jilana Ordman]

7. Partners in Crime: Jewish-Christian Cooperation in Thirteenth-Century England

[Frances H. Mitilineos]

8. Inciting Despair

[Elina Gertsman]

Part II: Communities and Difference

Foreword to Part II: Communities and Difference

[Edward Wheatley and Maureen C. Miller]

9. The Episcopate as Ethnos: Strategies of Distinction and Episcopal Identity in Merovingian Francia

[Kirsten M. DeVries]

10. The Divine King Behind the Funny Stories of Notker the Stammerer

[Constance B. Bouchard]

11. Aristotelian Politics and Architectural Science in France at the End of the Middle Ages: A Case Study of Christine de Pizan

[Dominique Iogna-Prat]

12. Medieval Attitudes to Poverty: Amartya Sen and Serfdom Without Strings?

[Paul R. Hyams]

13. Famine, Growth, and Social

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Maureen C. Miller is Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley.

Edward Wheatley is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago.