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The Naturalization of Built Environments: Two Case Studies

Historians have, in the last decade or so, expanded their approach to the past to include sensory experiences.  Sounds and ways of listening to them—what people heard, what sounds had meaning to them—have been established as an important way to understand the past (Johnson 1995; Picker 2003; Smith 2000; Sterne 2003; Thompson 2002).  The senses are at, indeed form the very foundation of, the unstable intersection of nature

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