Seminar | Music in the Middle Ages


Dr. Iris Shagrir, The Open University of Jerusalem

Prof. Shagrir described the changes in the soundscape of medieval Jerusalem as a result of its conquest by the Crusaders in 1099, in particular through the new sounds of the church bells. We discussed the meanings  attributed by medieval townspeople to different sounds, and the historical importance of the study of the development of the medieval soundscapes.

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Wed, 30/11/2016 - 12:00 to 14:00


Y. Rabin Building - The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies