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Hearing the Crimean War: Wartime Sound and the Unmaking of Sense

Gavin Williams


This book addresses the sounds of the Crimean War, along with the many ways nineteenth-century wartime is aurally constructed. It examines wide-ranging experiences of listeners in Britain, France, Turkey, Russia, Italy, Poland, Latvia, Daghestan, Chechnya, and Crimea, illustrating the close interplay between nineteenth-century geographies of empire and the modes by which wartime sound was archived and heard. This book covers topics including music in and around war zones, the mediation of wartime sound, the relationship between sound and violence, and the historiography of listening. Individua ... More

Keywords: sound, sound studies, Crimean War, war, wartime, sensory history, auditory culture, nineteenth century, violence

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190916749
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190916749.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gavin Williams, editor
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, King's College London

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Part I Sound, Technology, Sense

Part II Voice at the border

5 Orienting the Martial

Andrea F. Bohlman

7 A voice that carries

Delia Casadei

Part III Wartime As Heard

9 Earwitness

Alyson Tapp

10 InConsequence

Hillel Schwartz

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