Haimo, the master of the monastic school at Saint-Germain (Auxerre) never wrote a treatise on emotions. Understanding his thoughts about anger, therefore, requires reconstructing them from the various references scattered throughout his commentaries and homilies. In this essay I perform that reconstruction. Haimo focused not on whether anger was good or bad, or on whether or not one should avoid it. Indeed, Haimo assumed that people would by nature become angry. Instead, he focused on the duration of anger once felt. Haimo's concern was for emotion as experience, and for the transformation of one emotional experience into another.
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The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe Volume 20 January 2021
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19 July 2022
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Dr. Thomas Greene is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Georgia (Gainesville Campus)
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The Heroic Age ISSN 1526-1867