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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 fromExpand
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Worrying about emotions in history.
  • B. Rosenwein
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American historical review
  • 1 June 2002
As a medievalist, I have cause to be worried about emotions in history. I do not worry about the emotions themselves: people in the past, as now, expressed joy, sorrow, anger, fear, and many otherExpand
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Generations of Feeling: A History of Emotions, 600-1700
Introduction 1. Ancient theories 2. Attachment and detachment 3. Alcuin's therapy 4. Love and treachery 5. Thomas' passions 6. Theatricality and sobriety 7. Gerson's music 8. Despair and happiness 9.Expand
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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 forExpand
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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 skippedExpand
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The Sorrows of Friendship
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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”Expand
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