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.
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).
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