Warfare and the senses

Archaeologies of the senses and sensorial archaeologies of recent conflict

Authored by: Matthew Leonard , Esther Breithoff

The Routledge Handbook of Sensory Archaeology

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138676299
eBook ISBN: 9781315560175
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Industrial war is a multi-sensorial experience that unleashes a plethora of emotions onto and within those affected by it. Drawing on a variety of case studies and adopting an ‘archaeology of the senses’, this chapter seeks to better understand both the sensorial worlds of soldiers and the potential sensory responses from archaeologists exploring armed violence and the various ‘sensescapes’ it creates.

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