Feeling Exclusion: Religious Conflict, Exile and Emotions in Early Modern Europe investigates the emotional experience of exclusion at the heart of the religious life of persecuted and exiled individuals and communities in early modern Europe.
Between the late fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries an unprecedented number of people in Europe were forced to flee their native lands and live in a state of physical or internal exile as a result of religious conflict and upheaval. Drawing on new insights from history of emotions methodologies, Feeling Exclusion explores the complex relationships between communities in exile, the homelands from which they fled or were exiled, and those from whom they sought physical or psychological assistance. It examines the various coping strategies religious refugees developed to deal with their marginalization and exclusion, and investigates the strategies deployed in various media to generate feelings of exclusion through models of social difference, that questioned the loyalty, values, and trust of "others".
Accessibly written, divided into three thematic parts, and enhanced by a variety of illustrations, Feeling Exclusion is perfect for students and researchers of early modern emotions and religion.
Introduction: Feeling Exclusion, Generating Exclusion
GIOVANNI TARANTINO AND CHARLES ZIKA
Belonging and Displacement
- Emotion, Exclusion, Exile: The Huguenot Experience during the French Religious Wars
2 Cross-Channel Affections: Pressure and Persuasion in Letters to Calvinist Refugees in England, 1569–1570
3 A Tearful Diaspora: Preaching Religious Emotions in the Huguenot Refuge
DAVID VAN DER LINDEN
4 Between Hope and Despair: Epistolary Evidence of the Emotional Effects of Persecution and Exile during the Thirty Years War
OLE PETER GRELL
Coping with Persecution and Exile
5 The Embodiment of Exile: Relics and Suffering in Early Modern English Cloisters
6 Fear and Loathing in the Radical Reformation: David Joris as the Prophet of Emotional Tranquillity, 1525–1556
7 ‘I am contented to die’: The Letters from Prison of the Waldensian Sebastian Bazan (d. 1623) and the Anti-Jacobite Narratives of the Reformed Martyrs of Piedmont
8 Seventeenth-Century Quakers, Emotions and Egalitarianism: Sufferings, Oppression, Intolerance and Slavery
9 She Suffered for Christ Jesus’ Sake: The Scottish Covenanters’ Emotional Strategies to Combat Religious Persecution (1685–1714)
10 Feeling Jewish: Emotions, Identity, and the Jews’ Inverted Christmas
11 Towards an Alien Community of Dancing Witches in Early Seventeenth-Century Europe
12 Visual Provocations: Bernard Picart’s Illustrative Strategies in Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde
PAOLA VON WYSS-GIACOSA
13 Feeling Upside Down: Witchcraft and Exclusion in the Twilight of Early Modern Spain
Afterword: Emotional Communities and the Early Modern Religious Exile Experience