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.
Table of Contents
PART 1. TIME AND SPACE
- Barbara H. Rosenwein. Periodization? An Answer from the History of Emotions
- Matthew Champion. Emotions, Time and Narrative: A Liturgical Frame
- Helen M. Hickey and Stephanie Trigg. Landscape, Climate and Feeling
- Clare Monagle. Emotions and the Self: Between Aquinas and Descartes
- Paul Megna. Dreadful Devotion
- Kirk Essary. Rhetorical Theology and the History of Emotions
- Rebecca McNamara. The Emotional Body in Religious Belief and Practice
- Michael D. Barbezat. The Corporeal Orientation: Understanding Deviance Through the Object(s) of Love.
- Umberto Grassi. Emotions and Sexuality: Regulation and Homoerotic Transgression
- Lisa Beaven. Sensing and Feeling
- Javier Moscoso. Learning and Teaching Pain
- Katie Barclay. The Emotions of Household Economics
- Gordon D. Raeburn. Death and Dying
- Una McIlvenna. Emotions in Public: Crowds, Mobs and Communities
- Charles Zika. Emotions, Exclusion and Witchcraft Imagery
- Carolyn James and Jessica O’Leary. Letter-Writing and Emotions
- Jette Linaa. The Materiality of Emotions: An Archaeological Point of View
- Susan Broomhall. Diplomatic Emotions: International Relations as Gendered Acts of Power
- Giovanni Tarantino. Feeling White: Beneath and Beyond
- Robin Macdonald. Christian Missionaries and Global Encounters
- Nicholas Dean Brodie. Maritime Encounters and Global History
- Andrew Lynch and Georgina Pitt. Emotional Literatures of War
- Javier E. Díaz-Vera, The Changing Pursuit of Happiness
- Carol Williams. Music
- Peter Holbrook. Literature: The Solicitation of the Passions
- Kathryn Prince. The Theatre of Wonder
- Laurinda S. Dixon. Mind Over Madness: The Development of the Topos of the Melancholic Artist
PART 2. SPIRIT AND INTELLECT
PART 3. BODIES
PART 4. COMMUNITIES
PART 5. ENCOUNTERS AND EXCURSIONS
PART 6. CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS
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.