Amsterdam University Press
Literature, Emotions, and Pre-Modern War
Title
Literature, Emotions, and Pre-Modern War
Subtitle
Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Price
€ 99,00
ISBN
9781641893084
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
236
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
History

Anne Scott, Claire McIlroy (eds)

Literature, Emotions, and Pre-Modern War

Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

This collection assembles work by some of the foremost English-speaking scholars of pre-modern thought and culture and is the fruit of the Australian Research Council's ground-breaking Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion. The impact of war, a human activity that is both public and politically charged, is examined as it affects private human lives caught up in public and political situations. The essays, many of them influenced by the burgeoning field of study in the history of emotions, examine the often unconsidered effects of war—on the individual and on the commune—as revealed in the study of well-known texts such as Beowulf, Piers Plowman, Malory’s Le Morte Darthur, and Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, as well as other lesser-known works that mirror the concerns of the society in which they were conceived. These latter range from the twelfth-century chansons of the Crusades, through the fifteenth-century French and English political works of Alain Chartier, to the twentieth-century anti-war satirical films of Mario Monicelli.
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Editors

Anne Scott

Anne M. Scott is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia, and has published widely on Middle English literature.

Claire McIlroy

Claire McIlroy is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia and was an active member of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.