Authority, Gender and Emotions in Late Medieval and Early by Susan Broomhall

By Susan Broomhall

This assortment explores how occasions of authority, governance, and impact have been practised via either gender ideologies and affective performances in medieval and early glossy England. Authority is inherently relational it has to be asserted over anyone who permits or is pressured to just accept this dominance. The ability to workout authority is for this reason a social and cultural act, person who is formed by means of social identities similar to gender and via social practices that come with feelings. The contributions during this quantity, exploring case stories of girls and men's letter-writing, political and ecclesiastical governance, loved ones rule, workout of legislations and order, and inventive business enterprise, examine how gender and feelings formed the methods assorted participants might assert or keep authority, or certainly disrupt or offer possible choices to traditional practices of authority.

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Meek (eds), Aspects of Power and Authority in the Middle Ages (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007); and Richard W. ), with Paul Dingman and Peter Sposato, Law, Governance, and Justice: New Views on Medieval Constitutionalism (Leiden: Brill, 2013). 14 Susan Broomhall 6. Michael J. Braddick and John Walter, ‘Introduction: Grids of Power: Order, Hierarchy and Subordination in Early Modern Society’, in Negotiating Power in Early Modern Society: Order, Hierarchy and Subordination in Britain and Ireland, ed. Michael Braddick and John Walter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp.

Carole Rawcliffe and Richard Wilson (London: Hambledon, 2004), pp. 189–212. 4. Susan Broomhall and Jacqueline Van Gent, ‘Introduction’, in Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period: Regulating Selves and Others, ed. Susan Broomhall and Jacqueline Van Gent (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 1–22 (p. 6). 5. Key works by Foucault and power translated into English include Discipline and Punish: The Birth of a Prison, trans. Alan Sheridan (London: Allen Lane, 1977); and The History of Sexuality: The Will to Knowledge, trans.

It is specifically through these stories that Mannyng engages the emotions, offering teaching intended to persuade by arousing emotions such as fear, horror, desire, love, and often, a salutary amount of humour. Although we cannot know precisely how a medieval audience received a text, we can, to a certain extent, discover who that audience might be. 10 Mannyng’s immediate source and exemplar is the Manuel des Pechiez (c. 1272) which he translated from Anglo-Norman, and itself relies on the authority of the paradigms devised by the English bishops, and by important teachers such as the Dominican friar Guillaume Pérault, whose Summa virtvtvm ac vitiorvm (1249–50)11 was directly influential to William of Waddington, the writer of the Manuel des Pechiez.

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