1st Edition

Emotions in Europe, 1517-1914 Volume I: Reformations,1517-1602

Edited By Katie Barclay, François Soyer Copyright 2021
    340 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume of primary sources focuses on the history of emotions in Europe and its empires between 1517 and 1602. The Reformation in 1517 was a key transformative moment in European history that required people to rethink the self, belief, and scientific knowledges – all of which shaped and were shaped by emotion. The study examines the subjects of the self, family and community, religion, politics and law, science and philosophy, and art and culture.

    Sources include letters, diaries, legal papers, institutional records, newspapers, science and philosophical writings, literature and art from a diversity of voices and perspectives. Accompanied by extensive editorial commentary, this collection will be of great interest to students of history and literature.


    List of Figures

    General introduction

    Volume I introduction

    Part 1. Self

    1. Excerpts from the Spiritual Diary of Saint Ignatius de Loyola (1491-1556), in Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Personal Writings, trans. and ed. Joseph A. Munitiz and Philip Endean (London: Penguin, 1996), pp. 73-5 (2 February-10 February 1544) and 89-91 (2 March – 4 March 1544)

    2. Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576), De Vita propria, 1576, trans. and ed. Jean Stoner (New York: E. P. Dutton & co., 1930), pp. 280-4

    3. Excerpt from the Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582), trans. and ed. E. Allison Peers

    4. Selected excerpts from the Diary of the Puritan Richard Rogers (1550?-1618) (April 1588-November 1589), in Two Elizabethan Puritan Diaries, by Richard Rogers and Samuel Ward, ed. M. M. Knappen (Chicago: The American Society of Church History, c1933), pp. 77-93

    5. Excerpts from the Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois (1553-1615)
    (Boston: L.C. Page, 1899)

    6. Thomas Platter (1499-1582), The Autobiography of Thomas Platter, a Schoolmaster of the Sixteenth Century, tran. Elizabeth Anne Finn (London: B. Wertheim, Aldine Chambers, 1847) (Vie de Thomas Platter, 1499-1582; suivie d'extraits des meìmoires de Feìlix Platter, 1536-1614 (Geneva: Fick, 1862)), pp. 87-88

    7. Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), The Poetical Works of Sir Thomas Wyatt (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1880), pp. 3, 17-8 and 29

    8. Love and Melancholic poems of Joachim du Bellay (1522-1560)

    Part 2. Family and Community

    9. Excerpts from the Registers of the Consistory of Geneva in the Time of Calvin, Volume I: 1542-1544, ed. Robert M. Kingdon, Thomas A. Lambert and Isabella M. Watt; trans. by M. Wallace McDonald (Grand Rapids Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996), pp. 52-4; 280-1 and 282-4

    10. Letters of Catherine de Medici (1519-1589)

    11. Letters of Philip II (1556-1598) to his daughter Catalina, Duchess of Savoy (1567-1597), 10 and 27 April 1586, Cartas de Felipe II a sus hijas, ed. Fernando Bouza (Madrid: Ediciones Akal, 1998), pp. 137-140

    12. Pierre de L’Estoile (1546-1611), Registre-Journal du règne de Henri III, eds Madeleine Lazard and Gilbert Schrenck, 6 vols (Genève: Droz, 1992), vol. 1, p. 64

    13. Jean Bodin (c.1529/1530-1596), Six Books of the Commonwealth by Jean Bodin, abr. and trans. M. J. Tooley (Oxford: (Basil Blackwell, 1955), pp. 96-9

    14. Fray Luis de León (1527-1591), La Perfecta Casada (Salamanca: En casa de Iuan Fernandez 1583), chapters XV and XVI

    15. Franz Hogenberg (1535-1590), Stump Petter (Cologne, 1589)

    16. Forged letters of the Jews of Spain and Constantinople, in Julián de Medrano, La Silva Curiosa (Paris: Marc Orry, 1608), pp. 156-7

    Part 3. Religion

    17. Martin Luther (1483-1546), A Treatise on Good Works (1520), in Works of Martin Luther, ed. Henry Eyster Jacobs and Adolph Spaeth (Philadelphia: A.J. Holman, 1915), vol. 1, pp. 184-285

    18. Katharina Schutz Zell (1497/8-1562), Letter to the Suffering Women of the community of Kentzingen, who believe in Christ, Sisters with me in Jesus Christ (1524), in Church Mother: The Writings of a Protestant Reformer in Sixteenth-Century Germany, ed. and trans. Elsie Mcknee (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), pp. 50-56

    19. Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560), Apology of the [Augsburg] Confession‎. Article IV: Of Love and the Fulfillment of the Law (1530)

    20. Erasmus (1469-1536), Ecclesiastes: On the Art of Preaching (1535), Book III, pp. 766-7 and 798-806, in Spiritualia and Pastoralia: Exomologesis and Ecclesiastes, ed. Frederick J. McGinness et al (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015)

    21. John Calvin (1509-1564), The Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536), trans. Henry Beveridge (Edinburgh: Calvin Translation Society, 1846), Book I, chapter 3

    22. Martin Luther (1483-1546), Melancholy from Luther’s Table Talk, in Luther’s Table Talk, extracts selected by Dr Macaulay (London: The Religious Tract Society, n.d.), pp. 87-90, 100-1 and 106

    23. Ignacio de Loyola (1491-1556), Spiritual Exercises (1548), in The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: A New Translation Based on Studies in the Language of the Autograph, trans. Louis J. Puhl (United States: Newman Press, 1951), pp. 141-150

    24. John Foxe (1516/17-1587), Book of Martyrs/Acts and Monuments (1563) (Chicago: John C. Winston Co., 1926), pp. 212-4

    25. Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582), The Interior Castle (London: Thomas Baker, 1921), chapter II.

    Part 4. Politics and Law

    26. Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469-1527), The Prince (1513/1532), trans. W.K. Marriott (London: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1908), chapters 17 and 19.

    27. Bartolomé de las Casas (1484-1566), The Tears of the Indians being an Historical and True Account of the Cruel Massacres and Slaughters of above Twenty Millions of Innocent People committed by the Spaniards in the islands of Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica, &c.: as also in the continent of Mexico, Peru, & other places of the West-Indies, to the total destruction of those countries written in Spanish by Casaus, an eye-witness of those things; and made English by J.P (London: Printed by J.C. for Nath. Brook, 1656), pp. 27-32

    28. Hernán Cortés (1485-1547), Letters of Cortés: Five Letters of Relation to the Emperor Charles V, tran. and ed. Francis Augustus MacNutt (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1908), vol. I, pp. 237-8 and 251-2

    29. Bernal Dίaz del Castillo (1496-1584), The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo: Written by Himself Containing a True and Full Account of the Discovery and Conquest of Mexico and New Spain, trans. John Ingram Lockhart (London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1844), pp. 101-3 and 271-2

    30. Charles V (1500-1588), Abdication speech and ceremony of Emperor Charles V, 1555, in Prudencio de Sandoval, Historia de la vida y hechos del emperador Carlos V. máximo (Antwerp: Geronymo Verdvssen, 1681), vol. 2, pp. 597-9

    31. Justus Lipsius (1547-1606), A Discourse of Constancy in Two Books Chiefly containing Consolations against Publick Evils Written in Latin by Justus Lipsius, and Translated into English by Nathaniel Wanley (London: Printed by J. Redmayne, for James Allestry, 1670), pp. 6-12

    32. Pedro de Ribadeneyra (1527-1611), Ecclesiastical History of the Schism of the Kingdom of England (1595 edition), Book 1 Chapter 10, ed. and trans. Spencer Weinreich (Leiden, E. J. Brill, 2017), pp. 161-3

    33. Inquisitorial Trial of Bartholomeu Domingues, Inq. Lisbon, no. 12447 (1589) and summaries of trials in Julio Serra, Procesos en la Inquisición de Toledo (1575-1610): manuscrito de Halle (Madrid: Editorial Trotta, 2005), pp. 260, 318, 401-2 and 423

    34. Petitions made to the Quarter Sessions in England

    Part 5. Science and Philosophy

    35. Selected excerpts from Juan Luis Vives (1493-1540), de Anima et Vita (Basel: in officina Roberti VVinter, 1538), Book III

    36. Ambroise Paré (c.1510-1590), The Workes of that Famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey translated out of Latine and compared with the French. by Th: Johnson (London: Printed by Th: Cotes and R. Young, 1634), pp. 39-40

    37. Selected extracts from Guy Faur de Pibrac (1529-1584), Discours de l'Ire et comme il la faut modérer (1576), trans. Petris, Loris, ‘Le Magistrat Gallican Et L'Académie Du Palais: Le Discours De L'ire, & Comme Il La Faut Moderer De Guy Du Faur De Pibrac (étude et édition)’, Nouvelle Revue Du XVIe Siècle 22, no. 2 (2004), 57-82

    38. Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), ‘Of Sadness or Sorrow,’ ‘That We Laugh or Cry for the Same Thing’ and ‘Of Anger’, in Essais (London: Reeves and Turner, 1877)

    39. Juan Huarte de San Juan (1529-1588), The Examination of Mens Wits. In Whicch, by Discouering the Varietie of Natures, is shewed for what Profession each one is Apt, and how far he shall Profit Therein (London: Richard Watkins, 1594), pp. 81-3

    40. Timothy Bright (c.1551-1616), A Treatise of Melancholie. Containing the Causes thereof, & Reasons of the Strange Effects it Worketh in our Minds and Bodies … (London: Thomas Vautrollier, 1586), pp. 33-8, 101-110 and 135-8

    41. André du Laurens (1558-1609), A Discourse of the Preseruation of the Sight: of Melancholike Diseases; of Rheumes, and of Old Age, trans, Richard Surphlet (London: Ralph Iacson, 1599), pp. 84-96

    42. Thomas Wright (1561-1624), The Passions of the Minde in Generall. Corrected, enlarged, and with Sundry New Discourses Augmented (London: Walter Burre, 1604), pp. 15-32

    43. Leonhard Thurneyssers (1531-1595/5), ‘The Four Humoral Temperaments’, Quinta essentia (1574).

    Part 6. Art and Culture

    44. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Head of a Weeping Cherub (1521)

    45. Hans Holbein (1497-1543), the Dance of Death (1523-5)

    46. Quentin Metsys (1543-1589), Christ as the Man of Sorrows (c. 1520-5)

    47. Anonymous, The Magdalene Weeping (1525)

    48. Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), Melancholia (1532)

    49. Hélisenne de Crenne (151-1552), Les Angoisses douloureuses qui procèdent d'amours (The Torments of Love, 1538), Book One, Chapters 14-15, trans. Lisa Neal and Rendall Steven (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996), pp. 34-41

    50. François Rabelais (d.1553), Gangantua and Pantagruel (1546), in Francois Rabelais' Five Books Of The Lives, Heroic. Deeds And Sayings Of Gargantua And His Son Pantagruel, trans. Sir Thomas Urquhart (Derby: Moray Press, 1894), Book 2, chapter 2, XXI-XXII

    51. Martin Luther (1483-1546), Abbildung des Bapstum (Depiction of the Papacy) (Wittenberg, 1545)

    52. Various prints of massacres

    53. Sofonisba Anguissola (c.1532-1625), Old Woman Studying the Alphabet with a Laughing Girl (1550s) and Asdrubale Bitten by a Crawfish (1550s)

    54. El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos, 1541-1614), The Tears of Saint Peter or Penitent Saint Peter (1580s-1590s)


    Katie Barclay is Associate Professor in History, University of Adelaide, and Deputy-Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

    François Soyer is Senior Lecturer in early modern history at the University of New England, Armidale (NSW). He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Academy (UK) and has published widely in late medieval and early modern European history.