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Listening and Knowledge in Reformation Europe

Hearing, Speaking and Remembering in Calvin’s Geneva

Authors: Kvicalova, Anna

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  • Examines the changing epistemology of the senses and how new religious knowledge was created and communicated in the first decades of the Calvinist Reformation
  • Explores the prominent role that hearing and auditory memory were assigned in the sixteenth century
  • Analyzes how shifts in the understanding of human perception were mirrored by criticisms of religious sensing in the Protestant Reformation
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This book investigates a host of primary sources documenting the Calvinist Reformation in Geneva, exploring the history and epistemology of religious listening at the crossroads of sensory anthropology and religion, knowledge, and media. It reconstructs the social, religious, and material relations at the heart of the Genevan Reformation by examining various facets of the city’s auditory culture which was marked by a gradual fashioning of new techniques of listening, speaking, and remembering. Anna Kvicalova analyzes the performativity of sensory perception in the framework of Calvinist religious epistemology, and approaches hearing and acoustics both as tools through which the Calvinist religious identity was constructed, and as objects of knowledge and rudimentary investigation. The heightened interest in the auditory dimension of communication observed in Geneva is studied against the backdrop of contemporary knowledge about sound and hearing in a wider European context.

About the authors

Anna Kvicalova is Research Fellow at the Center for Theoretical Study at Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kvicalova, D 188 Anna

    Pages 1-35

  • Reforming Geneva

    Kvicalova, D 188 Anna

    Pages 37-67

  • Modes of Verbal Utterance in Calvinist Epistemology

    Kvicalova, D 188 Anna

    Pages 69-103

  • Hearing Difference and Cultural Construction of Deafness

    Kvicalova, D 188 Anna

    Pages 105-132

  • Practices of Auditory Memory

    Kvicalova, D 188 Anna

    Pages 133-181

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03837-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03836-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Listening and Knowledge in Reformation Europe
Book Subtitle
Hearing, Speaking and Remembering in Calvin’s Geneva
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03837-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03837-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03836-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 267
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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