Emotions and War

Medieval to Romantic Literature

  • Stephanie Downes
  • Andrew Lynch
  • Katrina O’Loughlin

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. Stephanie Downes, Andrew Lynch, Katrina O’Loughlin
    Pages 1-23
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 260-274

About this book


This volume addresses the place of the emotions in literary representations of war across six centuries of European history. It challenges modern assumptions about the passions and feelings attending violent conflict in order to reveal the multifarious historical emotions and emotional histories of war.


Battlefield Civil War Early Modern Literature emotion Erasmus of Rotterdam Europe European history feelings history history of literature Medieval Literature rhetoric Romanticism seventeenth century

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephanie Downes
    • 1
  • Andrew Lynch
    • 1
    • 2
  • Katrina O’Loughlin
    • 3
  1. 1.Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800)University of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of Western AustraliaAustralia
  3. 3.ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, 1100-1800University of Western AustraliaAustralia

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