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Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages
Proposing that people lived (and live) in "emotional communities"-each having its own particular norms of emotional valuation and expression-Barbara H. Rosenwein here discusses some instances from
Worrying about emotions in history.
  • B. Rosenwein
  • History
    The American historical review
  • 1 June 2002
The purpose of this article is to survey the historiography of emotions in Western history and to suggest some fresh ways to think about the topic.
AHR Conversation: The Historical Study of Emotions
In the past few years, the AHR has published five “Conversations,” each on a subject of interest to a wide range of historians: “On Transnational History” (2006), “Religious Identities and Violence”
Generations of Feeling: A History of Emotions, 600-1700
This chapter discusses Alcuin's therapy, Thomas' passions, Gerson's music, and Hobbes' motions, all of which have a role in the development of modern sobriety.
Writing without fear about early medieval emotions
For a long time even the political history of the early Middle Ages was belittled. In my Western Civilization class in college, my professor had us read about the Germans invading Rome, then skipped
Heresy, Crusade and Inquisition in Southern France, 1100–1250 . By Walter L. Wakefield Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974. 295pp. $14.50.
This book, which, according to its author, began as an introduction to a translation of William of Pelhisson's Chronicle on the early Inquisition in Toulouse, expanded into a through summary of
An Historian in the Amazon
However private they may seem, emotions depend for their meanings on the communities in which they are expressed. But if emotions are shaped by and for their communities, how can we account for
Negotiating Space: Power, Restraint, and Privileges of Immunity in Early Medieval Europe
This is an examination of how and why medieval kings declared certain properties immune from their own power. The author argues that they were not compelled by weakness, but rather by a need to show
Monks and Their Enemies: A Comparative Approach
Recherche sur la maniere de regler les differends a l'epoque ou la justice est laissee au domaine prive, X e -XI e s. Cette maniere differe selon les lieux. Chacun des trois AA. traite une abbaye