Emotions, Language and Identity on the Margins of Europe

  • Authors
  • Kyra Giorgi

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions book series (Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Kyra Giorgi
      Pages 1-7
  3. Emotions into History

    1. Kyra Giorgi
      Pages 8-25
  4. Saudade and Portugueseness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-31
    2. Kyra Giorgi
      Pages 32-52
    3. Kyra Giorgi
      Pages 53-73
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 74-76
  5. Lítost and Czechness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-83
    2. Kyra Giorgi
      Pages 84-102
    3. Kyra Giorgi
      Pages 103-116
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 117-118
  6. Hüzün and Turkishness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-125
    2. Kyra Giorgi
      Pages 126-148
    3. Kyra Giorgi
      Pages 149-170
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 171-173
  7. Conclusion

    1. Kyra Giorgi
      Pages 174-181
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 182-234

About this book


When a word describing an emotion is said to be untranslatable, is that emotion untranslatable also? This unique study focuses on three word-concepts on the periphery of Europe, providing a wide-ranging survey of national identity and cultural essentialism, nostalgia, melancholy and fatalism, the production of memory and the politics of hope.


Fatalism Melancholy Nostalgia Identity national identity Culture Europe Margins peripheries Translation untranslatability Language word-concepts Emotions History Portugal Pascoaes Lítost Czech Hüzün emotion history identity politics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48700-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40348-3
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