Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions

Battlefield Emotions 1500-1800

Practices, Experience, Imagination

Editors: Kuijpers, Erika, van der Haven, Cornelis (Eds.)

  • An important contribution to the fields of ‘new military history’, the history of emotions and the history of the body
  • Integrates psychological, social and cultural perspectives on the early modern battlefield
  • Looks at behaviour, expression and representation in a great variety of primary source material
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This book explores changes in emotional cultures of the early modern battlefield. Military action involves extraordinary modes of emotional experience and affective control of the soldier, and it evokes strong emotional reactions in society at large. While emotional experiences of actors and observers may differ radically, they can also be tightly connected through social interaction, cultural representations and mediatisation. The book integrates psychological, social and cultural perspectives on the battlefield, looking at emotional behaviour, expression and representation in a great variety of primary source material. In three steps it discusses the emotional practices in the army, the emotional experiences of the individual combatant and the emotions of the mediated battlefield in the visual arts.

About the authors

Erika Kuijpers teaches cultural history at VU University, the Netherlands. Her previous work concerned the social history of early modern migration and labour relations. From 2008-2013 she worked at Leiden University, the Netherlands, researching memories of the Dutch Revolt, as part of the VICI research project 'Tales of the Revolt: Memory, oblivion and identity in the Low Countries, 1566-1700'. She is co-editor of the volume Memory Before Modernity. Practices of Memory in Early Modern Europe (2013), and is working on a monograph about the way early modern witnesses and victims of war dealt with traumatic memories.

Cornelis van der Haven is a literary historian who has published on Dutch and German theatre and literature in the 17th and 18th centuries, with a strong focus on the role of literary texts in shaping cultural and social identities. He lectures at the Literary Department of Ghent University, Belgium.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Battlefield Emotions 1500–1800: Practices, Experience, Imagination

    Kuijpers, Erika (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

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  • Drill and Allocution as Emotional Practices in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Poetry, Plays and Military Treatises

    Haven, Cornelis

    Pages 25-47

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  • Magical Swords and Heavenly Weapons: Battlefield Fear(lessness) in the Seventeenth Century

    Bähr, Andreas

    Pages 49-69

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  • Emotions, Imagination and Surgery: Wounded Warriors in the Work of Ambroise Paré and Johan van Beverwijck

    Noak, Bettina

    Pages 71-91

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  • Fear, Honour and Emotional Control on the Eighteenth-Century Battlefield

    Berkovich, Ilya

    Pages 93-110

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Hardcover 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56489-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Battlefield Emotions 1500-1800
Book Subtitle
Practices, Experience, Imagination
Editors
  • Erika Kuijpers
  • Cornelis van der Haven
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56490-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56490-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56489-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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