Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 March 2020

256 Pages | 18 black and white figures/illustrations


ISBN: 9780198743590

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Emotional Arenas

Life, Love, and Death in 1870s Italy

Mark Seymour

Emotions in History

  • Develops a new paradigm, the 'emotional arena', as a tool for analysing private and public emotions in relation to types of social space
  • Explores this theme through the detailed records of a trial for the murder of a decorated soldier, held in Rome in 1879
  • Draws on extensive research on newspapers and other contemporary reaction, across Italy and internationally

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