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A Cultural History of the Emotions : Volumes 1-6, Multiple copy pack Book


Across six volumes, A Cultural History of the Emotions explores how emotions have changed over the course of human history, but also how emotions have themselves created and changed history. Emotions underpin our everyday lives and shape our mental, physical and social well-being.

This collection shows how emotions can offer a unique insight into the historical thought and function of different societies. Each volume in the series encompasses interdisciplinary work on the emotions, covering the medical, scientific, religious and intellectual history, how they have been performed and represented and how they were enacted in social practices on both a personal and public level. The same eight themes are addressed in all six volumes:1.

Medical and Scientific Understandings 2. Religion and Spirituality3. Music and Dance4. Drama5. The Visual Arts6. Literature7. In Private: The Individual and the Domestic Community8.

In Public: Collectivities and PolitiesA Cultural History of the Emotions is the first comprehensive, period by period overview of this fascinating topic, from antiquity to the present day. It will be essential reading for anyone researching or studying the emotions.


  • Format: Multiple copy pack
  • Pages: 270 bw illus
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781472515063


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