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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 814: Emotional Encounters

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Bjørn Bandlien, Independent Scholar, Oslo
Moderator/Chair:Lars Hermanson, Department of History, Uppsala Universitet
Paper 814-aMoving between Emotional Cultures: The Emotional Life of James I, the Conqueror of Aragon
(Language: English)
Marlen Ferrer, Historisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 814-bRoyal Anger between Christian Doctrine and Practical Exigencies
(Language: English)
Hans Jacob Orning, Institute for History, Volda University College
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 814-cA Skald in Narbonne: A Clash between Norse and Occitan Love Cultures?
(Language: English)
Bjørn Bandlien, Independent Scholar, Oslo
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Mentalities

Medieval people have often been described as emotionally unstable, and as having low self-control. In this session we will focus on the capability medieval people had to govern their own emotions, as well as on the co-existence of different norms for emotional outlets. We would like to analyse emotional encounters, signifying situations where transactions, dialogues, and potential rivalry between different emotional norms can be traced. Such encounters enable us to demonstrate the scope of action possessed by the individual. It is precisely in situations in which different norms meet that the mediations and priority of emotional norms can be studied and evaluated.