Belliphonie des Mittelalters

Überlegungen zur akustischen Dimension des Krieges

  • Martin Clauss TU Chemnitz
Schlagworte: Middle Ages, Military History, Sound, War, Warfare, Belliphony


The neologism ‘belliphony‘ describes all kinds of sounds that emerge in the context of war and warfare. This includes all sounds of weapons and fighting as well as all sonic means used to describe and narrate armed conflicts. This article examines three medieval war narratives and analyzes what can be learned from them about medieval belliphony.

Clauss, M. (2022). Belliphonie des Mittelalters: Überlegungen zur akustischen Dimension des Krieges. Schweizer Jahrbuch für Musikwissenschaft, 39, 13–25.