Emotions, gender, and authority at the curia of Pope Innocent III (1198-1216)
Pope Innocent III is often regarded as the most powerful pope of the Middle Ages, serving from 1198 to 1216 – a period of crisis and renewal within the Latin Church. The EU-funded PapalEmotions project will examine how Pope Innocent III and his curia used emotions to communicate papal authority and how this was shaped by contemporary ideas about gender. The project will investigate emotional rhetoric in papal letters, sermons and biography produced by the curia with a focus on expressions of sorrow, anger, and emotive pastoral imagery. PapalEmotions aims to develop a novel framework for the use of emotional discourse to understand masculine hegemonic authority.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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