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By Kirsten Gibson,ian Biddle

Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918 provides a number of old case experiences at the sounding worlds of the ecu previous. The chapters during this quantity discover methods of pondering sound traditionally, and search to appreciate how humans have understood and negotiated their relationships with the sounding international in Europe from the center a long time via to the early 20th century. they think about, specifically: sound and tune within the later center a while; the politics of sound within the early glossy interval; the heritage of the physique and notion throughout the Ancien Régime; and the sounds of the town within the 19th century and sound and colonial rule on the fin de siècle.



The case experiences additionally variety in geographical orientation to incorporate concerns not just of england and France, the nations such a lot thought of in eu ancient sound reviews in English-language scholarship thus far, but in addition Bosnia-Herzegovina, British Colonial India, Germany, Italy and Portugal. Out of this diversified team of case reports emerge major topics that recur repeatedly, various in keeping with time and position: sound, energy and identification; sound as a marker of strength or violence; and sound, body structure and sensory belief and applied sciences of sound, intake and meaning.

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