« Celles qu’on n’entend pas sont plus douces » Les hallucinations musicales dans la médecine et la culture au xixe siècle: Musical hallucinations in nineteenth-century medicine and culture

Translated title of the contribution: “Those unheard are sweeter” Musical hallucinations in nineteenth-century medicine and culture

James Kennaway*

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    Abstract

    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
    Original languageFrench
    Pages (from-to)69-87
    Number of pages18
    JournalTerrain. anthropologie & sciences humaines ..
    Volume68
    Early online date1-Sep-2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Hallucination
    • Medicine
    • Mesmerism
    • Music
    • Mystic

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