Religion is relevant in many ways to the study of the historical construction, expression and perception of passions. Medieval theologians have developed some of the vocabulary and categories most influential in the West. But what about a sixteenth-century learned Latin treatise on anger written by an Italian physician who, within merely two years, will be drowned after a trial before the Venetian Inquisition? Since that was not his first encounter with that tribunal, how much did his personal troubles affect his choice of a subject and way of treating it? Was he expecting, by writing, to influence any future reconsiderations of his orthodoxy – and can we assess whether he actually did in any direction?

Girolamo Donzellini on Anger: Managing Emotions between Inquisition Trials

ARCANGELI, Alessandro
2012

Abstract

Religion is relevant in many ways to the study of the historical construction, expression and perception of passions. Medieval theologians have developed some of the vocabulary and categories most influential in the West. But what about a sixteenth-century learned Latin treatise on anger written by an Italian physician who, within merely two years, will be drowned after a trial before the Venetian Inquisition? Since that was not his first encounter with that tribunal, how much did his personal troubles affect his choice of a subject and way of treating it? Was he expecting, by writing, to influence any future reconsiderations of his orthodoxy – and can we assess whether he actually did in any direction?
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Girolamo Donzellini; anger; history of emotions
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