Hearing the City in Early Modern Europe is the most recent contribution to a growing academic literature on historical soundscapes. The book's twenty-one essays came out of a 2015 ICREA international workshop in Barcelona titled “Hearing the City: Musical Experience as Portal to Urban Soundscapes,” which explored European urban soundscapes from 1500 to 1800. More than forty cross-disciplinary scholars met to discuss historical urban soundscapes, with a particular emphasis on musical experience; thus it is perhaps not surprising that musicology dominates the volume's represented fields. The book is divided thematically into four parts: “Crossing Boundaries,” “Sounds in Contention: Musical Repertories and Genres in Contested Urban Spaces,” “Soundworlds and...
Review: Hearing the City in Early Modern Europe, edited by Tess Knighton and Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita
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Aaron Stamper; Review: Hearing the City in Early Modern Europe, edited by Tess Knighton and Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 June 2019; 78 (2): 230–231. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2019.78.2.230
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