Emotions, Communities, and Difference in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honor of Barbara H. Rosenwein

1st Edition

Maureen C. Miller, Edward Wheatley

Published January 17, 2017
Reference - 224 Pages - 16 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781472484222 - CAT# Y259151


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This book of eleven essays by an international group of scholars in medieval studies honors the work of Barbara H. Rosenwein, Professor emerita of History at Loyola University Chicago. Part I, “Emotions and Communities,” comprises six essays that make use of Rosenwein’s well-known and widely influential work on the history of emotions and what Rosenwein has called “emotional communities.” These essays employ a wide variety of source material such as chronicles, monastic records, painting, music theory, and religious practice to elucidate emotional commonalities among the medieval people who experienced them. The five essays in Part II, “Communities and Difference,” explore different kinds of communities and have difference as their primary theme: difference between the poor and the unfree, between power as wielded by rulers or the clergy, between the western Mediterranean region and the rest of Europe, and between a supposedly great king and lesser ones.

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