This thesis examines the concept of an emotional village as one that embodies territorial emotions. The emotions themselves are categorically defined based on modern conventions, but utilizes the author’s words to expose the fluidity of emotion language amongst cultures and traditions. My research presents emotional villages in four sections to expose these modalities of feeling amongst cultures. The first section looks at devotion, wonder, and reverence; the second, loss, grief, and nostalgia; the third, fear and anger; the fourth, disgust and hatred. The fifth section is dedicated to the emotional village that is medieval Jerusalem. Emotions are merely the language of humans, and they do not belong ‘categorically’ to one group or another. However, the language of emotion, depending on the feeling itself, is more territorial in nature than not, and exposes the inner realities of these authors, tumultuous as they were.
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Michael A. Ryan
Third Committee Member
emotional communities, medieval Jerusalem, medieval emotion, Islamic other, modalities of feeling, categorization of the 'other'
Vigil, Eden. "Emotional Villages in the Medieval Mediterranean: Territorial Language of Emotional Expression, 644–1508 C.E.." (2022). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hist_etds/309