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Doing Emotions History

Susan J. Matt and Peter N. Stearns


How do emotions change over time? When is hate honorable? What happens when “love” is translated into different languages? Such questions are now being addressed by historians who trace how emotions have been expressed and understood in different cultures throughout history. This book explores the history of feelings such as love, joy, grief, nostalgia as well as a wide range of others, bringing together the latest and most innovative scholarship on the history of the emotions. Spanning the globe from Asia and Europe to North America, the book provides a crucial overview of this emerging disci ... More

Keywords: emotions, love, joy, grief, nostalgia, hate, feelings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038051
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan J. Matt, editor
Weber State University

Peter N. Stearns, editor
George Mason University

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Front Matter


Susan J. Matt and Peter N. Stearns

Part I Basic Issues: Assessing Change

Part II Regional Analysis

Part III Probing Specific Emotions

Part IV Emotions in Society


Susan J. Matt and Peter N. Stearns