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Contents List of figures Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction Jill Steward and Alexander Cowan Part One An environment of all the senses 1. Stench in sixteenth-century Venice Jo Wheeler 2. ¿Not carrying out the vile and mechanical arts¿. Touch as a measure of social distinction in early modern Venice Alexander Cowan 3. Speaking and listening in early modern London Laura Wright 4 Engineering vision in early modern Paris Ulf Strohmayer Part Two The culture of consumption 5. Touching London: contact, sensibility and the city Ava Arndt 6. Sewers and sensibilities: the bourgeois faecal experience in the nineteenth-century city . David Inglis 7. ¿We demand good and healthy beer.¿ The nutritional and social significance of beer for the lower classes in mid-nineteenth-century Munich Kim Carpenter 8. Boulevard culture and advertising as spectacle in nineteenth-century Paris Hazel Hahn Part Three Cultural control and cultural subversion 9. A taste of Vienna: food as a signifier of urban modernity in Vienna 1890-1930 Janet Stewart 10. Seeing imperial Berlin: Lesser Ury, the painter as stranger Dorothy Rowe 11. Street noises: celebrating the Liberation of Paris in music and dance Rosemary Wakeman Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Cities and towns -- Europe -- History.
Senses and sensation -- Europe -- History.
Sociology, Urban -- Europe.
Europe -- History -- 1492-.
Europe -- Social conditions.