Introduction: destroying order, structuring disorder: gender and emotions, Susan Broomhall. Part I Structuring Emotions of War and Peace: `Now evil deeds arise': evaluating courage and fear in early English fight narratives, Andrew Lynch; Order, emotion, and gender in the crusade letters of Jacques de Vitry, Megan Cassidy-Welch; Married noblewomen as diplomats: affective diplomacy, Tracy Adams; Ordering distant affections: fostering love and loyalty in the correspondence of Catherine de Medici to the Spanish court, 1568-1572, Susan Broomhall. Part II Chronicling Feelings of Disaster and Ruin: Emotions and the social order of time: constructing history at Louvain's Carthusian House, 1486-1525, Matthew S. Champion; A landscape of ruins: decay and emotion in late medieval and early modern antiquarian narratives, Alicia Marchant; `O, Lord, save us from shame': narratives of emotions in convent chronicles by female authors during the Dutch revolt, 1566-1635, Erika Kuijpers; Recasting images of witchcraft in the later 17th century: the witch of Endor as ritual magician, Charles Zika. Part III Aligning Children, Familial, and Religious Communities: `That the boys come to school half an hour before the girls': order, gender, and emotion in school, 1300-1600, Annemarieke Willemsen; An ordered cloister? Dissenting passions in early modern English cloisters, Claire Walker; `Will we ever meet again?' Children travelling the world in the late 17th and 18th centuries, Claudia Jarzebowski; Gendered power and emotions: the religious revival movement in Herrnhut in 1727, Jacqueline Van Gent. Select bibliography; Index.
Susan Broomhall is Professor of Early Modern History at The University of Western Australia.