Listening to Early Modern Catholicism
Daniele V. Filippi and Michael Noone
How did Catholicism sound in the early modern period? What kinds of sonic cultures developed within the diverse and dynamic matrix of Early Modern Catholicism? What do we learn about Early Modern Catholicism itself by attending to its sonic manifestations? Whether the focus is urban processional culture in Bavaria, Roman confraternities, or catechetical praxis in popular missions, these are some of the questions that this book, addressed to a wide and interdisciplinary audience, explores. The seemingly disparate topics gathered together by editors Daniele V. Filippi and Michael Noone share a common emphasis on the experience of sound and music on the many and varied modalities and meanings of sonic experience in Early Modern Catholic life.
Contributors are: Egberto Bermúdez, Jane A. Bernstein, Xavier Bisaro, Andrew Cichy, Daniele V. Filippi, Alexander J. Fisher, Marco Gozzi, Robert L. Kendrick, Tess Knighton, Ignazio Macchiarella, Margaret Murata, John W. O’Malley, S.J., Noel O’Regan, Anne Piéjus, and Colleen Reardon.