1st Edition

Emotions in Europe, 1517-1914 Volume IV: Transformations, 1789-1914

Edited By Katie Barclay, François Soyer Copyright 2021
    352 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume of primary sources focuses on the history of emotions in Europe and its empires between 1789 and 1914. The study ends with WW1, by which point psychology and modern frameworks for the self had become standard knowledge. 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. Excerpt from Elizabeth Wynne Fremantle (1778-1857), The Wynne Diaries, ed. Anne Fremantle, 3 vols (1935-7), pp. 85-91, 188-89, 226-27

    2. Excerpt from Marjory Fleming (1803-1811), The Handwritten Diary, Letters and Poems of Kirkcaldy-born Marjory Fleming, who died in Edinburgh in 1811, aged 8, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, MSS.1096-1100

    3. Declaration of John Gibson tried for murder and medical report, 1814, National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh JC26/366

    4. Prints of Jealousy, 1817 and 1825

    5. Solomon Bayley (c.1771-c.1839), A Narrative of Some Remarkable Incidents in the Life of Solomon Bayley, Formerly a Slave in the State of Delaware, North America; Written by Himself, and Published for His Benefit (London: Harvey and Darton, 1825), pp. 1-11

    6. Joseph Blanco White (1775-1841), The Life of Rev Joseph Blanco White, ed. John Hamilton Thom, 3 vols (London: John Chapman, 1830), pp. 155-167

    7. Excerpt from Étienne Eugène Azam (1822–1899), ‘Periodical Amnesia; Or, Double Consciousness’, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 3 (1876b): 584–612.

    8. Hermine Hug-Hellmuth (1871-1924), A Young Girl’s Diary, ed. Sigmund Freud and trans. Eden and Cedar Paul (New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1921), pp. 13-18, 21-25, 33-36

    Part 2. Family and community

    9. Bernhard Christoph Faust (1755-1842), Health Catechism for Use in Schools and for Domestic Instruction (Gesundheits-Katechismus zum Gebrauche in den Schulen und beim häuslichen Unterrichte) (Bückeburg, 1794), pp. 1-78

    10. Daniel Webster (1782-1852), The Private Correspondence of Daniel Webster, ed. Fletcher Webster, 2 vols (Boston: Brown and Co, 1857), pp. 80-82, 92-94, 95-98

    11. The Confession of Mary Cole, who was Executed Friday, 26th June, 1813 at Newton, Sussex County for the Murder of Agnes Teaurs, her Mother (New York, [1813])

    12. William Hazlitt (1778-1830), Libor Amoris; or the New Pygmalion (London: John Hunt, 1823), pp. 12-30

    13. Letters from a variety of people to the Archbishopric of Dublin, Dublin Diocesan Archive, Dublin (1849-1874)

    14. American mourning jewellery, mid-nineteenth century

    15. Fredrika Bremer (1801-1865), The Homes of the New World; Impressions of America, trans Mary Howitt, 2 vols (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857), pp. 440-50

    16. Henry James (1843-1916), What Maisie Knew (Chicago: Herbert S. Stone, 1897), pp. 9-15, 35-43

    17. Egon Schiele (1890-1918) paintings of family life

    Part 3. Religion

    18. Johannes Hendrickus van der Palm (1763-1840), ’Sermon IV. Necessity of Divine Grace to Change’, in The Life and Character of J.H. Van Der Palm, trans J.P. Westervelt (New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1865), pp. 240-63

    19. Religious tracts for children, 1830

    20. William H. Neligan, Saintly Characters Recently Presented for Canonisation (New York: Edward Dunigan & Brother, 1859), pp. 181-200

    21. India’s Women (1882)

    22. Nineteenth-century Jewish music

    23. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), Story of a Soul (L’Histoire d’une Ame): The Autobiography of St Thérèse of Lisieux, ed. T. N. Taylor (London: Burns, Oates & Washbourne, 1912), pp. 113-20

    24. ‘How the Mohammedans keep the Festival of Mohurrim’, in The World’s Story: A History of the World in Story, Song and Art, Vol. II: India, Persia, Mesopotamia, and Palestine, ed. Eva March Tappan (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914), pp. 201-15

    Part 4. Politics and law

    25. Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Reflections of the Revolution in France and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London (London: J. Dodsley, 1790), pp. 69-74, 102-107

    26. Political tears in eighteenth-century British prints

    27. To the Spanish Army on the Occasion of the Entrance of the Uclés Prisoners to Madrid (Al Exército español con motivo de la entrada de los prisioneros de Uclés en Madrid) (Valencia, 1809)

    28. Franciso de Goya Y Lucientes (1746-1828), For Having Been Born Elsewhere (1810-11)

    29. Pompee Valentin Vastey (1781-1820), An Essay on the Causes of the Revolution and Civil Qars of Hayti, trans W.H. M.B. (Exeter, 1823), pp. 1-14

    30. Charles Philips (1787-1859), ‘Speech of Mr. Philips in the Case of Guthrie v. Sterne, delivered in the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin’, The Speeches of Charles Philips, esq (London, W. Simkin, 1822), pp. 90-108

    31. Richard Dybeck (1811-1877), Thou Ancient. Thou Free (Du Gamla Du Fria) (1844)

    32. Alfred Dreyfuss (1859-1935), Five Years of My Life, 1894-1899 (New York: McClure, Phillips, & Co, 1911), pp. 49-71

    33. Helen Sjöstedt, Women’s Freedom Appeal: A Complement to V.V. Heidenstam’s Citizen’s Song (Kvinnornas frihetsvädjan ett komplement till V.v.Heidenstams "Medborgarsång") (Gothenburg: Oscar Isacson, 1913)

    Part 5. Science and philosophy

    34. Philippe Pinel (1745-1826), A Treatise of Insanity, trans D.D. Davis (Sheffield: W. Todd, 1806), pp. 19-21, 224-234

    35. John G. Millingen (1782-1862), The Passions; or Mind and Matter (London: John and Daniel A. Darling, 1848), pp. 324-35

    36. Charles Darwin (1809-1882), The Expressions of Emotion in Man and Animals (London: John Murray, 1872), pp. 239-49

    37. Antoinette Blackwell (1825-1921), Sexes Throughout Nature (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1875), pp. 62-83

    38. William James (1842-1910), The Principles of Psychology, 2 vols (New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1890), pp. 449-54, 459-61

    39. Helen Bradford Thompson Woolley (1874-1947), The Mental Traits of Sex; an Experimental Investigation of the Normal Mind in Men and Women (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1903), pp. 148-57, 165-68

    40. Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), Studies in the Psychology of Sex, 6 vols (1897–1928), vol. 3, pp. 66-74, 82-84

    Part 6. Arts and culture

    41. Augustus von Kotzebue (1761-1819), The Stranger: a Drama, in Five Acts, trans Benjamin Thompson (London: Thomas Hailes Lacy, 1798/1846), pp. 31-37, 48-51

    42. E.T.A. Hoffman (1776-1822), Beethoven’s Instrumental Music (1810), trans Arthur Ware Locke, The Musical Quarterly 3, no. 1 (1917): 127-33

    43. Early nineteenth-century Scottish ballads

    44. Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873), The Betrothed (London: Richard Bentley, 1834), pp. 150-60

    45. Finnish folktales

    46. Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923), Spanish social realist paintings

    47. Emily Lawless (1845-1913), With the Wild Geese (London: Isbister & Co, 1902)






    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.