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Early Modern Emotions : An Introduction

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Early Modern Emotions is a student-friendly introduction to the concepts, approaches and sources used to study emotions in early modern Europe, and to the perspectives that analysis of the history of emotions can offer early modern studies more broadly.


The volume is divided into four sections that guide students through the key processes and practices employed in current research on the history of emotions. The first explains how key terms and concepts in the study of emotions relate to early modern Europe, while the second focuses on the unique ways in which emotions were conceptualized at the time. The third section introduces a range of sources and methodologies that are used to analyse early modern emotions. The final section includes a wide-ranging selection of thematic topics covering war, religion, family, politics, art, music, literature and the non-human world to show how analysis of emotions may offer new perspectives on the early modern period more broadly.


Each section offers bite-sized, accessible commentaries providing students new to the history of emotions with the tools to begin their own investigations. Each entry is supported by annotated further reading recommendations pointing students to the latest research in that area and at the end of the book is a general bibliography, which provides a comprehensive list of current scholarship.


This book is the perfect starting point for any student wishing to study emotions in early modern Europe.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 386 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 27.94mm | 703g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 1 Tables, black and white; 40 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138925748
  • 9781138925748

Table of contents

List of Figures


List of Tables


Acknowledgements


Notes on Contributors





Introduction


Susan Broomhall


I. Modern Theories and Models of Emotions


I.1 Emotional community


Andrew Lynch


I.2 Emotives and emotional regimes


Tania M. Colwell


I.3 Affect theory


Stephanie Trigg


I.4 Performance and performativity


Katie Barclay


I.5 Materiality


Sarah Randles


I.6 Space and place


Katie Barclay


I.7 Psychological approaches


Jane W. Davidson and Sandra Garrido


I.8 Large dataset mining


Inger Leemans


II. Early Modern Terms, Concepts and Practices of Emotions


II.1 Language of emotions


R.S. White


II.2 Emotion


Patricia Simons


II.3 Humoral theory


Danijela Kambaskovic


II.4 The senses


Herman Roodenburg


II.5 Pain and suffering


Javier Moscoso


II.6 Grammar


Ross Knecht


II.7 Mood


R.S. White


II.8 Love


Danijela Kambaskovic


II.9 Melancholy


Erin Sullivan


II.10 Fellow-feeling


Katherine Ibbett


II.11 Sociality and sociability


Katrina O'Loughlin


II.12 Holy affections


Hannah Newton


II.13 The passions


Aleksondra Hultquist


II.14 Contemplation


Christopher Allen


II.15 Sensibility


Katrina O'Loughlin


II.16 The expressive face


Linda Walsh


III. Sources and Methodologies for Early Modern Emotions


III.1 Poetry


Diana Barnes


III.2 Drama


Kathryn Prince


III.3 Epistolary literature


Diana Barnes


III.4 Educational treatises


Merridee L. Bailey


III.5 Histories, chronicles, and memoirs


Erika Kuijpers


III.6 Medical sources


Robert L. Weston


III.7 Economic records


Merridee L. Bailey


III.8 Judicial sources


Joanne McEwan


III.9 Church and parish records


Charlotte-Rose Millar


III.10 Missionary texts


Ananya Chakravarti


III.11 Letters


Carolyn James


III.12 Maps


Alicia Marchant


III.13 Books


Stephanie Downes


III.14 Household objects


Tara Hamling


III.15 Prints and illustrated broadsheets


Charles Zika


III.16 Monuments


Peter Sherlock


III.17 Devotional objects


Mary Laven


III.18 Textiles


Sally Holloway


III.19 Gestures


Jane W. Davidson and Alan Maddox


III.20 The body


Karen Harvey


III.21 Music


Alan Maddox and Jane W. Davidson


III.22 Archives


James Daybell


IV. Focus Topics for the Early Modern Period


Political Realms


IV.1 Monarchies


Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly


IV.2 Republics


Catharine Gray


IV.3 Political revolutions


Michael J. Braddick


IV.4 Radical formations


Christina Petterson


IV.5 Law


David Lemmings


IV.6 Punishment as public spectacle


Una McIlvenna


Destructive Experiences


IV.7 Indebtedness


Elise M. Dermineur


IV.8 War and violence


Erika Kuijpers


IV.9 Plague


Gordon D. Raeburn


IV.10 Domestic violence


Raisa Maria Toivo


Life Stages


IV.11 Pregnancy and childbirth


Joanne Begiato (Bailey)


IV.12 Childhood


Claudia Jarzebowski


IV.13 Marriage


Katie Barclay


IV.14 Death


Peter Sherlock


Spaces


IV.15 Court culture


Tracy Adams


IV.16 Theatre and stage


Samantha Owens


IV.17 Church interiors


Sing d'Arcy


IV.18 Battlefields


Alicia Marchant


IV.19 Civic culture


Nicholas A. Eckstein


IV.20 Village


Elise M. Dermineur


IV.21 Family and household


Katie Barclay


Intellectual and cultural traditions


IV.22 Humanism


Andrea Rizzi


IV.23 Print media


Luc Racaut


IV.24 Antiquarianism


Alicia Marchant


IV.25 Medicine and science


Yasmin Haskell


IV.26 Baroque music


Jane W. Davidson and Alan Maddox


IV.27 Baroque art


Stephanie S. Dickey


IV.28 Enlightenment


Laura Mandell


IV.29 Romanticism


R.S. White


Beliefs


IV.30 Monastic communities


Claire Walker


IV.31 The Reformations


Susan C. Karant-Nunn


IV.32 Tolerance


Giovanni Tarantino


IV.33 Protestant theology


Alec Ryrie


IV.34 Witchcraft


Jacqueline Van Gent


IV.35 Wonders of nature


Jennifer Spinks


IV.36 Racial othering - Jews


Francois Soyer


IV.37 Muslim `Others'


Audrey Calefas-Strebelle


The World Beyond Europe


IV.38 Global trading empires


Jacqueline Van Gent


IV.39 Amerindian and African slaves


Giuseppe Marcocci


IV.40 Missionary Catholicism


Peter A. Goddard


IV.41 Protestant global missions


Jacqueline Van Gent


IV.42 Colonialism


Donna Merwick


IV.43 Theories of empire


Nicole Eustace


IV.44 Indigenous/European encounters


Maria Nugent


The Non-Human World


IV.45 Relations with the divine


Phyllis Mack


IV.46 The Devil and demons


Laura Kounine


IV.47 Ghosts, fairies and the world of spirits


Julian Goodare


IV.48 Fantasy figures


Melissa Percival


IV.49 Working animals


Louise Hill Curth


IV.50 Familiars


Charlotte-Rose Millar


IV.51 Vermin


Lucinda Cole


IV.52 Nature


Grace Moore


IV.53 Landscape


Anthony Colantuono





Early Modern Emotions Scholarship: A Select Bibliography


Index
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Review quote

"A savory book for anyone interested in the history of emotions, Early Modern Emotions offers the timid a tempting buffet of short essays to sample, while the more serious scholar will find the whole a sumptuous feast."
Barbara H. Rosenwein, Professor emerita, Loyola University Chicago, USA


"This is an inspiring collection. The brief essays explain complicated topics in clear language and with engaging examples. The volume makes historiography approachable for students, who can use the material as the starting point for classroom discussions or research papers. Such a wide range of material is so ably handled that the scholar, too, will profit from dipping into the book to think about early modern emotions from new angles."
Caroline R. Sherman, The Catholic University of America, USA
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About Susan Broomhall

Susan Broomhall is Professor of Early Modern History at The University of Western Australia and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow attached to the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Previous works on emotions include (as editor) Spaces for Feeling: Emotions and Sociabilities in Britain, 1650-1850 (2015) and Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder (2015).
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