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Murmured Tales of Iron Wars: Killing Mindset, PTSD, and Trauma in Period

Alexios Chrysoloras

University Session UA104 June 13, 2020 Course # 215
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 10/∞ Room Purpure
Course Category Martial Arts

Content Warning: This class will contain discussion of killing, the mindset of those who killed and how this was coped with and accomplished, and the symptoms of what today might be described as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. While PTSD is a modern term, the symptoms and illness of it are far more ancient. While even modern listeners have heard of old terms like shell shock, battle fatigue, and in some cases soldier's heart or nostalgia, we find even in medieval and other period sources references to how one develops the mindset to commit the traumatic act of killing another human being and the aftermath that results. Students will learn examples from Shakespeare, the Anonimo Bolognese, accounts from Chivalric texts, and Japanese koryu arts and drama which put into perspective the period conception of violence and killing and how an individual coped with taking a life through their martial, social, and religious-spiritual practices. This class will be on Zoom and will not be recorded.

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