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By Erika Kuijpers, Cornelis van der Haven

This publication explores alterations in emotional cultures of the early glossy battlefield. army motion consists of remarkable modes of emotional event and affective keep an eye on of the soldier, and it inspires powerful emotional reactions in society at huge. whereas emotional stories of actors and observers may possibly fluctuate significantly, they could even be tightly hooked up via social interplay, cultural representations and mediatisation. The publication integrates mental, social and cultural views at the battlefield, emotional behaviour, expression and illustration in a very good number of fundamental resource fabric. In 3 steps it discusses the emotional practices within the military, the emotional reports of the person combatant and the feelings of the mediated battlefield within the visible arts.

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One of Vondel’s metaphors depicts the army as a fighting horse. The horse as the embodiment of armed power was a well-known early modern metaphor, as was the ‘body politic’ for the political regime. 52 The general as a horseman represents not only genuine and heroic military leadership, but also emotional leadership (see also Fig. 3). The horse of Frederick Henry in Vondel’s poem fully corresponds to the baroque depiction of the military horse, as a restless and agitated animal in need of emotional guidance: Fig.

Walker, ‘Arms and the Man,’ 146. 19. Harari, The Ultimate Experience, 115. 20. Harari, The Ultimate Experience, 115. 21. See Chap. 11 by Lisa De Boer and Ann Jensen Adams, ‘The Three-­Quarter Length Life-Sized Portrait in Seventeenth-Century Holland: The Cultural Functions of “Tranquillitas”,’ In Looking at Seventeenth-Century Art: Realism Reconsidered, ed. Wayne Franits (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 158–174. 22.  3, 551–2. 23. Charron, De la Sagesse, vol. 3, 552. 24. Cited in: Werner Hahlweg, Die Heeresreform der Oranier und die Antike (Berlin: Junker und Dünnhaupt Verlag, 1941), 98.

22.  3, 551–2. 23. Charron, De la Sagesse, vol. 3, 552. 24. Cited in: Werner Hahlweg, Die Heeresreform der Oranier und die Antike (Berlin: Junker und Dünnhaupt Verlag, 1941), 98. 25. See Michael Kaiser, ‘Der Soldat und der Tod,’ in Militär und Religiosität in der Frühen Neuzeit, edited by Michael Kaiser and Stefan Krol (London: LIT, 2004), 323–43: 330–1. 26. McNeill, Keeping Together In Time, 2. 27. Machiavelli, The Art of War, 93. 28. McNeill, Keeping Together In Time, 117. 29. McNeill, Keeping Together In Time, 116–7.

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