Anger's past : the social uses of an emotion in the Middle Ages / edited by Barbara H. Rosenwein.
Contributor(s): Rosenwein, Barbara HMaterial type: TextPublisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, c1998Description: x, 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cmISBN: 0801432669 (cloth : alk. paper); 0801483433 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Anger -- History | Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500 | Anger -- history | Anger -- sociologyGenre/Form: History.DDC classification: 152.4/7/0902 LOC classification: BF575.A5 | A55 1998
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Anger in monastic curses / Lester K. Little -- Gertrude's furor: reading anger in an early medieval saint's Life / Catherine Peyroux -- Ira regis: prolegomena to a history of royal anger / Gerd Althoff -- "Just anger" or "vengeful anger"? : the punishment of blinding in the early medieval West / Geneviève Bührer-Thierry -- What did Henry III of England think in bed and in French about kingship and anger? / Paul Hyams -- The politics of anger / Stephen D. White -- "Zealous anger" and the renegotiation of aristocratic relationships in eleventh- and twelfth-century France / Richard E. Barton --Peasant anger in the late Middle Ages / Paul Freedman -- Anger and the Celtic saint / Wendy Davies -- From anger on behalf of God to "forbearance" in Islamic medieval literature / Zouhair Ghazzal -- Controlling paradigms / Barbara H. Rosenwein.
Books have rarely been written about the history of any emotion except love and shame, and this volume is the very first on the meaning of anger in the Middle Ages. Well aware of modern theories about the nature of anger, the authors consider the role of anger in the social lives and conceptual universes of a varied and significant cross-section of medieval people: monks, saints, kings, lords, and peasants. They are careful to distinguish between texts (the sources on which historians must rely) and the reality behind the texts. They are sensitive, as well, to the differences between ideals and normative behavior.