1st Edition

Emotions in Europe, 1517-1914 Volume III: Revolutions, 1714-1789

Edited By Katie Barclay, François Soyer Copyright 2021
    366 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume of primary sources focuses on the history of emotions in Europe and its empires between 1714 and 1789. 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 introduction

    Part 1. The self

    1. Charles Johnson, A General History of the Pyrates, from their Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence, to the Present Time… (London: T. Warner, 1724), pp. 157-65

    2. Anne-Thérèse de Marguenat de Courcelles (1647-1733), The Philosophy of Love, or New Reflections on the Fair Sex, trans John Lockman (London: J. Hawkins, 1729 and 1737), pp. 22-48

    3. John Cleland (1709-1789), Memoirs of a Coxcomb (London: R. Griffiths, 1751), pp. 16-23, 74-76, 356-60

    4. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), Emilius and Sophia: Or, A New System of Education, 2 vols (Émile, ou De l’éducation) (London: R. Griffiths, 1762), vol. 2, pp. 135-46, 150-53

    5. Confession of James Duncan, theft, 1770, National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh JC26/191

    6. Johannes Ewald (1743-1781), Levnet og Meninger (Copenhagen, [written 1774-78, published 1804-8] 1856)

    7. Sophie von la Roche (1730-1807), Sophie in London, 1786: Being the Diary of Sophie v. la Roche, trans Clare Williams (London: Jonathan Cape, 1933), pp. 293-300

    8. Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797), The Life of Olaudah Equiano: Or Gustavus Vassa, the African, 2 vols (Boston: Isaac Knapp, [1789] 1837), pp. 53-62

    Part 2. Family and community

    9. Selection of letters from Philip Doddrige (1702-1751) to his wife Mercy Doddridge (1709-1790), Dr William’s Library, London

    10. Series of porcelains made by Meissener Porcelain Manufacturer

    11. Criminal indictment of David Young for assaulting his father and mother, 1738, National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh JC26/128/d2059

    12. The Royal African: or, Memoirs of the Young Prince of Annamaboe (London: W. Reeve, [1750]), pp. 35-45

    13. David Zeisberger (1721-1808), Diary of David Zeisberger: a Moravian Missionary among the Indians of Ohio, trans. Eugene F. Bliss, 2 vols (Cincinnati: Robert Clarke 1885), vol. 1, pp. 51-57, 68-70, 71-72.

    14. Caroline-Stéphanie-Félicité, Madame de Genlis (1846-1830), Adelaide and Theodore; or Letters on Education, containing All the Principles relative to three different Plans of Education; to that of Princes, and to those of young Person of both Sexes, 3 vols (London: C. Bathurst, 1783), vol. 1, pp. 5-8, 10-18, 62-66

    Part 3. Religion

    15. Selection of children’s samplers with religious aphorisms

    16. Erik Pontoppidan (1698-1764), Sandhed til Gudfrygtighed [Truth Unto Godliness] (Copenhagen, 1737)

    17. George Brown (c.1715-1779), Diary of George Brown, Merchant in Glasgow, 1745-53 (Glasgow: Thomas Constable, 1856), pp. 132-43, 298-305

    18. Nicolaus Ludwig von Zizendorf und Pottendorf (1700-1760), Hymns composed for the Use of the Brethren (1749), a selection

    19. Edward Synge (1659-1741), Sober Thoughts for the Cure of Melancholy, Especially that which is Religious (London: Thomas Trye, 1749), 5-18, 22-23

    20. José María Genovese (1681-1757), The Sacred Heart of the Most Holy Patriarch Saint Joseph, Venerated for Everday Day of the Week (El Sagrado Corazon del Santissimo Patriarcha, Sr San Joseph, Venerado por todos los dias de la semana) (Mexico City, 1751), 38-50, 76-91

    21. Elizabeth Cairns (1685-1741), Memoirs of Elizabeth Cairns (Glasgow: John Brown, 1762), pp. 45-53, 61-63, 65

    22. Pehr Stenberg (1758-1824), Diary of Peter Sternberg: 1758-1784, Umea University

    Part 4. Politics and law

    23. Reuben Thwaites, ed. (1853-1913), The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791: vol. 67 Lower Canada, Abenakis, Louisiana 1716-1727 (Cleveland: Burrows Brothers, 1900), pp. 231-47

    24. Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria (1738-1794), An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, trans. Edward D. Ingraham, 2nd ed. (Philadelphia: Philip H. Nicklin, 1764/1819), pp. 47, 93-108

    25. Adam Ferguson (1723-1816), An Essay on the History of Civil Society (Dublin: Boulter Grierson, 1767), pp. 85-98

    26. Catherine II (1729-1796), The Grand Instructions to the Commissioners Appointed to Frame a New Code of Laws for the Russian Empire, trans Michael Tatischeff (London: T. Jeffreys, 1768), pp. 112-13, 115-18, 121-24, 125-27, 137-41

    27. Patrick Henry (1736-1799), Shall Liberty or Empire Be Sought? A Speech given on 5 Jun 1778 at the Virginia Convention to ratify the Constitution of the United States

    28. Andrew Greenfield (1750-1788), The Cause and Cure of National Distress: A Sermon (Edinburgh: William Creech, 1779)

    29. John Hawkesworth (1715-1773), An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present ..., 3 vols (London: W. Strahan, 1783), pp. 152-58, 186-188, 231-33, 410-412

    Part 5. Science and philosophy

    30. James Blondel (1666-1734), The Power of the Mother’s Imagination over the Foetus (London: John Brotherton, 1729), pp. 1-5, 13-18

    31. Jewish love potion, from a medical recipe book, Italy, 18-19thC, British Library Or 10268, f.10r

    32. M. Engelbrecht (1685-1756), Augsburg, after C. Le Brun, Collection of etchings of emotions

    33. Johann Georg Zimmerman (1728-1795), Solitude (London: T. Maiden, [1758] 1799), pp. 215-228

    34. Adam Smith (1723-1790), The Theory of Moral Sentiments, 3rd ed. (London: A. Millar, 1767), pp. 1-15

    35. John Leake (1729-1792, Practical Observations towards the Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases peculiar to Women, 7th ed. (London, Baldwin, [1777] 1792), pp. 224-28, 229-32, 237-48, 252-53

    36. Johann Herder (1744-1803), Outlines of a Philosophy of a History of Man, tran T. Churchill (New York: Bergman, [1784] 1800), pp. 98-103

    37. Louise Florence Pétronille Tardieu d’Esclavelles D’Epigny (1726-1783), The Conversations of Emily, 2 vols (London: John Marshall, 1787), pp. 49-71, 98-107

    Part 6. Arts and culture

    38. Scottish broadside ballads (c.1720)

    39. Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), ‘Poem on the Lisbon Disaster; or an Examination of the Axiom, "All is Well"’ (1756), in Toleration and Other Essays, trans. Joseph McCabe (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1912), pp. 255-63

    40. Julia Mandeville [Frances Brooke] (1724-1789), The History of Emily Montague (London: J. Dodsley, 1769), pp. 63-79, 89-92

    41. Henry McKenzie (1745-1831), The Man of Feeling: A Novel (Philadelphia: Robert Bell, [1771] 1782), pp. 7-10, 34-38

    42. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), The Sorrows of Werter: A German Story, trans John Gifford (London: Harrison, [1774] 1789), pp. 34, 35-36, 38, 43, 63-64

    43. Charles Avison (1709-1770), An Essay on Musical Expression (London: Lockyer Davis, 1775), pp. 1-18

    44. Vittorio Alfieri (1749-1803), ‘Myrrha’, in The Tragedies of Vittorio Alfieri: Complete, ed. Edgar Bowrig, 2 vols (London: George Bell, [1782] 1876), pp. 317-28

    45. Series of paintings/prints on theme of ‘the love letter’


    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.