1st Edition

The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe 1100-1700

Edited By Susan Broomhall, Andrew Lynch Copyright 2020
    486 Pages
    by Routledge

    486 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe: 1100–1700 presents the state of the field of pre-modern emotions during this period, placing particular emphasis on theoretical and methodological aspects of current research.

    This book serves as a reference to existing research practices in emotions history and advances studies in the field across a range of scholarly approaches. It brings together the work of recognized experts and new voices, and represents a wide range of international and interdisciplinary perspectives from different schools of research practice, including art history, literature and culture, philosophy, linguistics, archaeology and music. Throughout the book, central and recurrent themes in emotional culture within medieval and early modern Europe are highlighted from different angles, and each chapter pays specialist attention to illustrative examples showing theory and method in application.

    Exploring topics such as love, war, sex and sexuality, death, time, the body and the family in the context of emotional culture, The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe: 1100–1700 reflects the sharp rise in scholarship relating to the history of emotions in recent years and is an essential resource for students and researchers of the history of pre-modern emotions.


      1. Barbara H. Rosenwein. Periodization? An Answer from the History of Emotions
      2. Matthew Champion. Emotions, Time and Narrative: A Liturgical Frame
      3. Helen M. Hickey and Stephanie Trigg. Landscape, Climate and Feeling


      5. Clare Monagle. Emotions and the Self: Between Aquinas and Descartes
      6. Paul Megna. Dreadful Devotion
      7. Kirk Essary. Rhetorical Theology and the History of Emotions

        PART 3. BODIES

      9. Rebecca McNamara. The Emotional Body in Religious Belief and Practice
      10. Michael D. Barbezat. The Corporeal Orientation: Understanding Deviance Through the Object(s) of Love.
      11. Umberto Grassi. Emotions and Sexuality: Regulation and Homoerotic Transgression
      12. Lisa Beaven. Sensing and Feeling
      13. Javier Moscoso. Learning and Teaching Pain


      15. Katie Barclay. The Emotions of Household Economics
      16. Gordon D. Raeburn. Death and Dying
      17. Una McIlvenna. Emotions in Public: Crowds, Mobs and Communities
      18. Charles Zika. Emotions, Exclusion and Witchcraft Imagery
      19. Carolyn James and Jessica O’Leary. Letter-Writing and Emotions
      20. Jette Linaa. The Materiality of Emotions: An Archaeological Point of View


      22. Susan Broomhall. Diplomatic Emotions: International Relations as Gendered Acts of Power
      23. Giovanni Tarantino. Feeling White: Beneath and Beyond
      24. Robin Macdonald. Christian Missionaries and Global Encounters
      25. Nicholas Dean Brodie. Maritime Encounters and Global History


      27. Andrew Lynch and Georgina Pitt. Emotional Literatures of War
      28. Javier E. Díaz-Vera, The Changing Pursuit of Happiness
      29. Carol Williams. Music
      30. Peter Holbrook. Literature: The Solicitation of the Passions
      31. Kathryn Prince. The Theatre of Wonder
      32. Laurinda S. Dixon. Mind Over Madness: The Development of the Topos of the Melancholic Artist


    Andrew Lynch is Emeritus Professor of English and Literary Studies at The University of Western Australia, and a former Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

    Susan Broomhall is Professor of History at The University of Western Australia. She currently holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, and is Editor of Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.