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The Resource Passion and order : restraint of grief in the medieval Italian communes, Carol Lansing

Passion and order : restraint of grief in the medieval Italian communes, Carol Lansing

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Passion and order : restraint of grief in the medieval Italian communes
Title
Passion and order
Title remainder
restraint of grief in the medieval Italian communes
Statement of responsibility
Carol Lansing
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The way in which a society expresses grief can reveal how it views both intense emotions and public order. In thirteenth-century Italian communes, a conscious effort to change appropriate public reaction to death threw into sharp relief connections among urban politics, gender expectations, and understandings of emotionality. In Passion and Order, Carol Lansing explores a dramatic change in thinking and practice about emotional restraint. This shift was driven by politics and understood in terms of gender. Thirteenth-century court cases reveal that male elites were accustomed to mourning loudly and demonstratively at funerals. As many as a hundred men might gather in a town's streets and squares to weep and cry out, even tear at their beards and clothing. Yet these elites enacted laws against such emotional display and proceeded to pay the fines levied against themselves for violating their own legislation.Political theorists used gender norms to urge men to restrain their passions; histrionic grieving, like lust, was now considered "womanish." Lawmakers drew on a complex of gendered ideas about grief and public order to characterize governance in ways that linked the self and the state. They articulated their beliefs in terms of rules of decorum, how men and women need to behave in order to live together in society. Lansing demonstrates this change through a rich combination of sources: archival records from Orvieto, Bologna, and Perugia; political treatises; literary works, notably Petrarch's letters; and representations of grief in painting and sculpture
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JSTOR
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1951-
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Lansing, Carol
Dewey number
393/.909450902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3390.5.I8
LC item number
L36 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Conjunctions of religion and power in the medieval past
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  • Mourning customs
  • Grief
  • Emotions
  • Burial laws
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • HISTORY
  • Burial laws
  • Emotions
  • Manners and customs
  • Mourning customs
  • Italy
  • Northern Italy
  • Bestattungsritus
  • Politik
  • Stadt
  • Stadtstaat
  • Trauerritual
  • Italien
  • Oberitalien
Label
Passion and order : restraint of grief in the medieval Italian communes, Carol Lansing
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wars and funerals in fourteenth-century Orvieto
  • Epilogue : the politics of grief
  • Grief and state formation
  • Funerals and funeral laws
  • Laments and male honor
  • Ancient laments : sexuality, rage, and doubt
  • Intercession for the dead and sorrow for sin
  • Lay political culture and critiques of the lament
  • Emotional order and just order
  • The seductive dangers of grief
Control code
1042220213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501732249
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvvpp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042220213
Label
Passion and order : restraint of grief in the medieval Italian communes, Carol Lansing
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wars and funerals in fourteenth-century Orvieto
  • Epilogue : the politics of grief
  • Grief and state formation
  • Funerals and funeral laws
  • Laments and male honor
  • Ancient laments : sexuality, rage, and doubt
  • Intercession for the dead and sorrow for sin
  • Lay political culture and critiques of the lament
  • Emotional order and just order
  • The seductive dangers of grief
Control code
1042220213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501732249
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvvpp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042220213

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