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Historians and emotions
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This chapter provides an overview of the historiography of emotions that makes a call for the historicisation of the human being. It emphasises the history of emotions component to the narratives of Thucydides and Michelet, before finding a programme for the history of emotions in the early years of the discipline of psychology. The chapter also details the flirtation of the Annales school with emotions, and the components of psychohistory that might yet be salvaged. It concludes by appraising the historiographical turn to the neurosciences, and the range of available sources that allow us to practise the history of emotions.

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The History of Emotions

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