Order, emotion, and gender in the Crusade Letters of Jacques de Vitry

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Cassidy-Welch, Megan. (2015) Order, emotion, and gender in the Crusade Letters of Jacques de Vitry. In In Broomhall, Susan (Ed.). Gender and emotions in medieval and early modern Europe : Destroying order, structuring disorder pp. 35-49 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315583884
AuthorsCassidy-Welch, Megan
EditorsBroomhall, Susan
Abstract

In the summer of 1566, a wave of iconoclasm spread through the Netherlands from the southwest of Flanders northwards, reaching the Brabant town of 's-Hertogenbosch on 22 August. Accounts like these are rich in emotional expression. Besides triggering emotions, this passage resounds with descriptions of emotions: the terror of the praying and weeping sisters, huddling together; the sudden shame of the image-breakers in the face of the sisters' devotion. The emotional impact of these stories must have been important. The references to martyrdom placed the situation of the nuns themselves in a very dramatic perspective. The approach of Jochen Kleres, which he calls 'narrative emotion analysis', deals not only with the language of emotions but also with other textual instruments, such as the structure of the text and agency. Constancy, resignation, and trust in a good Lord, divine providence, or eternal rewards for the just, were common ways of dealing with the experience of violence, insecurity, and social disruption.

Page range35-49
Year2015
Book titleGender and emotions in medieval and early modern Europe : Destroying order, structuring disorder
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationLondon ; New York
EditionFirst edition
ISBN9781315583884
9781472469144
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315583884
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Print2015
Online01 Mar 2016
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