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Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700

  • Jennifer Spinks
  • Charles Zika
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions book series (PSHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Jennifer Spinks, Charles Zika
    Pages 1-17
  3. Conceptualising Disaster, Providence, Apocalypse and Emotions

  4. Violent Upheaval: Unleashed Emotions

  5. Visual Media and Circulation: Manufacturing and Managing Emotions

  6. News Reporting: Reading and Mobilising Emotions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 357-364

About this book

Introduction

In late medieval and early modern Europe, textual and visual records of disaster and mass death allow us to encounter the intense emotions generated through the religious, providential and apocalyptic frameworks that provided these events with meaning. This collection brings together historians, art historians, and literary specialists in a cross-disciplinary collection shaped by new developments in the history of emotions. It offers a rich range of analytical frameworks and case studies, from the emotional language of divine providence to individual and communal experiences of disaster. Geographically wide-ranging, the collection also analyses many different sorts of media: from letters and diaries to broadsheets and paintings. Through these and other historical records, the contributors examine how communities and individuals experienced, responded to, recorded and managed the emotional dynamics and trauma created by dramatic events like massacres, floods, fires, earthquakes and plagues.

Jennifer Spinks is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research projects often concern print culture and religious identities in northern Europe, and include the co-curated exhibition projectMagic, Witches and Devils in the Early Modern World. Her publications includeMonstrous Births and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Germany (2009).

Charles Zika is Professorial Fellow in History at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. His research lies in the intersection of religion, emotion, visual culture and print, and recent publications include The Appearance of Witchcraft: Print and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Europe (2007), and two co-edited catalogues.


Keywords

Disaster European History Europe Death Apocalypse

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Spinks
    • 1
  • Charles Zika
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The University of MelbourneAustralia

About the editors

Jennifer Spinks is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research projects often concern print culture and religious identities in northern Europe, and include the co-curated exhibition project Magic, Witches and Devils in the Early Modern World. Her publications include Monstrous Births and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Germany (2009).

Charles Zika is Professorial Fellow in History at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. His research lies in the intersection of religion, emotion, visual culture and print, and recent publications include The Appearance of Witchcraft: Print and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Europe (2007), and two co-edited catalogues. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700
  • Editors Jennifer Spinks
    Charles Zika
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-44271-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-44270-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-68446-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-44271-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 364
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
  • Topics European History
    Cultural History
    Social History
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