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Liliequist, J. (2020). "Du ljög som en tjuv och skälm": Okvädande inför rätta i 1600- och 1700-talens södra och mellersta Norrland. OKNYTT. Tidskrift för Johan Nordlander-sällskapet (1-2), 4-39
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Du ljög som en tjuv och skälm": Okvädande inför rätta i 1600- och 1700-talens södra och mellersta Norrland
2020 (Swedish)In: OKNYTT. Tidskrift för Johan Nordlander-sällskapet, ISSN 0349-1706, no 1-2, p. 4-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 ‘You are lying like a thief and rogue’. Verbal abuse cited before the courts in 17th and 18th centuries southern and middle parts of Northern Sweden

The aim of this article is to investigate the frequencies and meanings of abusive words cited before the town courts of Gävle and Härnösand, and the district courts of Hälsingland and Ångermanland respectively, during the periods 1665–69 and 1745–49. The main questions at issue concern gendered meanings and to what extent the words honesty and dishonesty had different meanings than today. ‘Thief’ and ‘rogue’ were the most common abusive words directed against men, and ‘whore’ and ‘thief’ against women. ‘Whore’ was, however, also strongly associated with lying and deceiving whereas the expression ‘you hit me like a thief and rogue’ could be used to blame the violent attack of an antagonist as unfair and dishonest. Thus, the abusive triad ‘thief’, ‘rogue’ and ‘whore’ indicate a much broader yet fundamentally similar meaning of dishonesty as today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Johan Nordlander-sällskapet, 2020
Keywords
honour honesty dishonesty, heder ära ärlig oärlig
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
History; History Of Sciences and Ideas; legal history
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-169186 (URN)
Available from: 2020-03-24 Created: 2020-03-24 Last updated: 2020-03-26Bibliographically approved
Liliequist, J. (2019). Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America, ed. by Zeb Tortorici (review) [Review]. Journal of the history of sexuality, 28(2), 320-322
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America, ed. by Zeb Tortorici (review)
2019 (English)In: Journal of the history of sexuality, ISSN 1043-4070, E-ISSN 1535-3605, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 320-322Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Texas Press, 2019
National Category
History Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-159056 (URN)000466312800015 ()
Available from: 2019-05-21 Created: 2019-05-21 Last updated: 2019-05-21Bibliographically approved
Liliequist, J. (2018). [Anm. av] Tears, sighs and laughter: Expressions of emotions in the middle ages [Review]. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 138(4), 738-741
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[Anm. av] Tears, sighs and laughter: Expressions of emotions in the middle ages
2018 (English)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 138, no 4, p. 738-741Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Historiska Föreningen, 2018
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-155660 (URN)000454663800014 ()
Note

Per Förnegård, Erika Kihlman, Mia P. Åkestam & Gunnel Engwall (red.), Tears, sighs and laughter: Expressions of emotions in the middle ages (Stockholm: Kungliga Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien 2017). 330 s.

Available from: 2019-01-25 Created: 2019-01-25 Last updated: 2020-03-10Bibliographically approved
Liliequist, J. (2018). Berättelsen om drottning Margaretas märke: Känsla, kön och politik i den svenska propagandan mot Danmark under 1500- och 1600-talen. TEMP-tidsskrift for historie (16), 100-123
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Berättelsen om drottning Margaretas märke: Känsla, kön och politik i den svenska propagandan mot Danmark under 1500- och 1600-talen
2018 (Swedish)In: TEMP-tidsskrift for historie, ISSN 1904-5565, E-ISSN 1904-9587, no 16, p. 100-123Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article explores the tale about the Danish queen Margareta who, during her regency of Sweden (1389-1412), was thought to have struck a coin with a mark of her female genitals to the eternal shame and ignominy of the Swedes. This tale was first told in Chronica regni Gothorum, a chronicle written by Ericus Olai in the 1470s, and was later repeated and commented on in the 16th and especially 17th centuries when the Danes were described as the hereditary foes of Sweden. The aim is to analyse the offensive meanings of the story from the analytical perspective of the history of emotions, and more precisely to examine how negative emotions like contempt, scorn and disgust were mobilized and communicated in connection with the tale. The analysis begins from a close reading of the chronicles and commentaries to uncover emotional reactions and terms to be further analysed in the broader contexts of propaganda and early modern Swedish society. A further aim is to make a critical contribution to the discussion about the role of genitals, emotions and biological sex in premodern notions of gender.

National Category
History of Ideas Gender Studies
Research subject
gender studies; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156153 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-06 Created: 2019-02-06 Last updated: 2019-02-08Bibliographically approved
Liliequist, J. (2017). Between passion and lust: Framing male desire in early modern Sweden. In: Satu Lidman, Meri Heinonen, Tom Linkinen, and Marjo Kaartinen (Ed.), Framing Premodern Desires: Sexual Ideas, Attitudes and Practices in Europe (pp. 211-232). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between passion and lust: Framing male desire in early modern Sweden
2017 (English)In: Framing Premodern Desires: Sexual Ideas, Attitudes and Practices in Europe / [ed] Satu Lidman, Meri Heinonen, Tom Linkinen, and Marjo Kaartinen, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017, p. 211-232Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In distinguishing desire-as-appetite from romantic or ‘true love’, William Reddy has posited what he claims to be a unique Western conceptual dualism that first evolved during the High Middle Ages.[i] While desire-as-appetite conforms to the Christian concept of the flesh, romantic love was according to Reddy an attempt to overcome this polarization by spiritualizing and moderating sexual desire into a sublime, purified feeling of ‘true love’. Reddy’s study encompasses the period 800-1200. With the Reformation, celibacy was no longer an ideal, though the distinction between what was seen as spiritually passionate love and indiscriminate carnal desire continued to be of relevance not the least in terms of gender. The aim of this paper is to provide examples of how male sexual desire was problematized within three arenas in early modern Sweden – medical theory, the courts of justice and literary culture. It will be claimed that the early modern period saw a shift in all these arenas, toward a more pronounced understanding of male sexual desire as irrefutable and imperatively compelled to find an immediately outlet. Woman as temptress was overshadowed by the male seducer. The freer rein given to male sexual lust was however tempered by new threats from masturbation and venereal disease, both real and imagined

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017
Series
Crossing Boundaries Turku Medievel and Early Modern Studies ; 9
Keywords
Desire, Passion, Lust, Masculinity
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156163 (URN)9789089649843 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-02-06 Created: 2019-02-06 Last updated: 2020-02-06Bibliographically approved
Liliequist, J. (2016). Royal authority and the taming of the aristocracy: the historical and political context of two paintings in the Gallery of Charles XI. In: Linda Hinners, Martin Olin & Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf (Ed.), The gallery of Charles XI at the Royal Palace of Stockholm - in perspective: (pp. 73-85). Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Royal authority and the taming of the aristocracy: the historical and political context of two paintings in the Gallery of Charles XI
2016 (English)In: The gallery of Charles XI at the Royal Palace of Stockholm - in perspective / [ed] Linda Hinners, Martin Olin & Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2016, p. 73-85Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In 1680 Charles XI enforced autocratic rule after a long period of influential Chancellors like Axel Oxenstierna and shorter periods of regencies headed by members of the Council from the high aristocracy. Most remarkable, royal autocracy was enforced without meeting the least political resistance in spite of the strong tradition of aristocratic constitutionalism represented by the Council of the Realm. The ultimate triumph of royal power is portrayed most explicitly in two of the ceiling frescos in Charles XI's gallery in the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The first motif refers to the legislation against dueling and the second to the Reduction (the reclamation of crown estates granted to the nobility), both central aspects of Charles' political program, and both directed against aristocratic claims of superior exclusiveness and members of the high aristocracy in particular. Anti-dueling legislation was modeled on French absolutism, while the reduction was specifically Swedish. The aim of this article is to analyze the visual rhetoric of these two paintings in the light of a longer historical and political context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2016
Series
Kungl Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien Handlingar Historiska serien, ISSN 0083-6788 ; 32
Keywords
honour, glory, virtue, duelling, autocracy
National Category
History
Research subject
History; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132230 (URN)978-91-7402-442-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-07 Created: 2017-03-07 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Liliequist, J. (2015). Hor, tidelag, sodomi, könsförvillelse och andra bortt enligt Bibeln: kommentar till Guds lag. In: Klara Arnberg, Pia Laskar, Fia Sundevall (Ed.), Sexualpolitiska nyckeltexter: (pp. 32-40). Stockholm: Leopard förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hor, tidelag, sodomi, könsförvillelse och andra bortt enligt Bibeln: kommentar till Guds lag
2015 (Swedish)In: Sexualpolitiska nyckeltexter / [ed] Klara Arnberg, Pia Laskar, Fia Sundevall, Stockholm: Leopard förlag , 2015, p. 32-40Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Leopard förlag, 2015
Keywords
Bibeln, synd, straff, hor, tidelag, sodomi, könsförvillelse
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103959 (URN)978-91-7343-567-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-06-04 Created: 2015-06-04 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Liliequist, J. (2015). Introduction: Part II : Humor, laughter and the rhetoric of manhood. In: Anna Foka and Jonas Liliequist (Ed.), Laughter, humor, and the (un)making of gender: historical and cultural perspectives (pp. 123-131). New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Part II : Humor, laughter and the rhetoric of manhood
2015 (English)In: Laughter, humor, and the (un)making of gender: historical and cultural perspectives / [ed] Anna Foka and Jonas Liliequist, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, p. 123-131Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Keywords
cuckoldry, effeminacy, unmanliness, cowardice
National Category
History Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103955 (URN)978-1-137-47330-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-06-04 Created: 2015-06-04 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Liliequist, J. (2015). Laughing at the Unmanly Man in Early Modern Sweden. In: Anna Foka and Jonas Liliequist (Ed.), Laughter, humor, and the (un)making of gender: historical and cultural perspectives (pp. 229-248). New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Laughing at the Unmanly Man in Early Modern Sweden
2015 (English)In: Laughter, humor, and the (un)making of gender: historical and cultural perspectives / [ed] Anna Foka and Jonas Liliequist, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, p. 229-248Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Keywords
unmanliness, vanity, impotence, frenchness
National Category
History Gender Studies
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103953 (URN)978-1-137-47330-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-06-04 Created: 2015-06-04 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Foka, A. & Liliequist, J. (Eds.). (2015). Laughter, humor and the (un)making of gender: historical and cultural perspectives (1ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Laughter, humor and the (un)making of gender: historical and cultural perspectives
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A fresh look at longstanding questions, across a temporal range (classical antiquity to the early modern) and a geographical range (Asia to Europe, Islam to Christendom). The optimistic investigators find gender subversion, women's agency, and men's self-criticism in comic forms from high (Homer) to low (folklore, burlesque, jokes, cartoons), imagining a complex audience.

Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Throughout history, it has played a crucial role in defining gender roles and identities. This collection offers an in-depth thematic examination of this relationship between humor and gender, spanning a variety of historical and cultural backdrops. Bringing together a medley of case studies diachronically and across cultures, the book examines gendered humorous expressions from classical antiquity to the late eighteenth century and across visual culture, literature and performance in both European and Asian premodern contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. p. 256 Edition: 1
Keywords
gender, humor, masculinity, laughter, culture, performance
National Category
History and Archaeology History Other Humanities Specific Languages Gender Studies
Research subject
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History; History; Literature; English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100874 (URN)9781137473301 (ISBN)
Projects
Gender and HumourMultiple Screens as Material
Available from: 2015-03-12 Created: 2015-03-12 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Projects
Gender and Status Competition in Premodern Societies [F15-1251:1_RJ]; Umeå UniversityHonor thy father and thy mother- ambivalent emotions and conflicts between parent and child generations in early modern Sweden and Finland [SAB15-1039:1_RJ]; Umeå UniversitySenses, Emotions and the Affective Turn. Recent Perspectives and New Challenges in Cultural History [F17-0981:1_RJ]; Umeå University
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1146-8982

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