Vergängliche Gefühle (2013)

Vergaengliche Gefuehle (Ute Frevert) | Buchcover

Frevert, U. (2013). Vergängliche Gefühle. Reihe Historische Geisteswissenschaften, Frankfurter Vorträge, Band 4. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag.

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Feelings are not only transitory per se; they are also transitory in the historical sense. There are feelings – take Honor for example – that have nowadays become largely foreign to us, but which held significance for our grandparents and great grandparents. Conversely, some feelings strike particular resonance with us today – for instance Empathy and Compassion – which pre-modern societies hardly acknowledged. In her essay, Ute Frevert tackles the question of how certain emotional conjunctures are to be explained, and reveals how emotions transform themselves in and throughout history.