Emotions and War

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Emotions and War. Medieval to Romantic Literature

Edited by Stephanie Downes, Andrew Lynch, Katrina O’Loughlin

ISBN 9781137374073
Publication Date July 2015
Formats Ebook (PDF) Hardcover Ebook (EPUB)
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions

Literature records, remembers, and recreates war and war’s emotions in many forms: whether narrated by an eye-witness, an observer at distance, or one who contemplates conflict in the past, war is remembered through a wide range of literary texts, from narrative poems to personal letters and tomb inscriptions. The essays collected here explore the emotions of war in texts from the Middle Ages to the era of Romanticism, and in forms ranging from medieval chivalric biography to war correspondence in The Times. Brought together in this way, they show the impact of actual war experience on the literary production of emotions in the medieval and early modern periods. They illustrate how emotional life itself was – and continues to be – conceived and structured as part of human identity during wartime, in culturally and historically specific ways. By rejecting modern assumptions about the emotions of conflict, Emotions and War reveals the multifarious and discontinuous nature of historical emotions and emotional histories of wars past.



1. Emotional Responses to Medieval Warfare in the History of William Marshal ; Lindsay Diggelman
2. ‘Blisse wes on londe’: The feeling of peace in Laȝamon’s Brut; Andrew Lynch
3. ‘Je hé guerre, point ne la doy prisier’: Peace and the Emotions of War in the Prison Poetry of Charles d’Orléans; Stephanie Downes
4. ‘He in salte teres dreynte’: Understanding Troilus’s Tears; Simon Meecham-Jones
5. Human Prudence versus the Emotion of the Cosmos: War, Deliberation and Destruction in the late Medieval Statian Tradition; James Simpson
6. Moving to War: Rhetoric and Emotion in William Worcester’s Boke of Noblesse; Catherine Nall
7. ‘I was enforced to become an eyed witnes’: Documenting War in Medieval and Early Modern Literature; Joanna Bellis
8. ‘Man is a battlefield within himself’: Arms and the Affections in the Counsel of More, Erasmus, Vives and their Circle; Andrew Hiscock
9. Grief and Glory: The Commemoration of War in Seventeenth-Century England; Peter Sherlock
10. Remembering Civil War in Andrew Marvell’s ‘Upon Appleton House’; Diana Barnes
11. ‘Terrible Delight’: Art, Violence and Power in Early Eighteenth-Century War Poems; Abigail Williams
12. ‘In Brazen Bonds’: The Warring Landscapes of North Carolina, 1775; Katrina O’Loughlin
13. The Grievable Life of the War-Correspondent: The Experience of War in Henry Crabb Robinson’s Letters to The Times, 1808-09; Neil Ramsey
14. Afterword: Locating Emotions, Locating Wars; Mary Favret

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Damien Boquet (2015, 10 août). Emotions and War. Les émotions au Moyen Âge, carnet d'EMMA. Consulté le 21 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/o7ox