The historiography of musical hallucinations has hitherto focused on the origins of modern medical investigations of the subject. This has led to a view of the nineteenth century as a break in continuity in which ambivalent mystical conceptions were replaced by scientific perspectives of them as a symptom. This paper looks at the complex attitudes towards the phenomenon in the period, showing how religious, semi-scientific, romantic and medical debates allowed scope for continuing ambiguous and positive views.
|Translated title of the contribution||“Those unheard are sweeter” Musical hallucinations in nineteenth-century medicine and culture|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Terrain. anthropologie & sciences humaines ..|
|Early online date||1-Sep-2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|