Emotions in History
Ute Frevert, Gefühle in der Geschichte [Emotions in History], Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2021.
Academic careers tell us as much about a person as about their subject and its history. Ute Frevert’s groundbreaking publications represent a vital contribution to social and gender history. Early on in her work, Ute Frevert mapped the history-making power of individual emotions and explored their historical roots. Today the historian is considered in this country, but also beyond the German-speaking world, to be the most influential spokesperson for a new research field: the history of emotions in modern times.
This volume brings together 22 texts that demonstrate the appeal and value of the history of emotions, from pioneering essays and unique case studies to previously unpublished lectures. In award-winning language, as elegant as it is precise, this carefully curated selection showcases the synthesis of three decades of work that testifies to the power of emotions in history.