Herdman, Jessica. "Songs danced in Anger: Music and violent Emotions in Late Sixteenth-Century Lyon." French History 32, no. 2 (Juni 2018): 151-181.
This article examines how urban popular music mobilized violent emotions during the Wars of Religion in Lyon. Alongside a larger corpus of invective literature, the printed dissemination of polemical songs expanded rapidly with the rise of the Catholic League. Contributing to the study of the history of emotions, this article keys into the importance of popular song within early modern economies of anger. Bookended by an original contrafactum from 1572, the 'New Song … tremble tremble Huguenots' and its reuse as a tune basis for the 1589 'New Song of rejoicing … on the death of Henri de Valois', this article demonstrates how these songs assimilated strategies of vitriolic preaching into the mobile media form of dance tunes. Emphasizing the physical energy of these invective songs sung for dancing, this article illustrates the ways that such songs served to both reflect and to intensify confessional fury.