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“Noise,” which lexica early in the 20th century still considered unworthy of special consideration, became by the end of the same century a “key concept” and, in general perceptions of environmental pollution, a “social plague” [19]. Noise today is legally defined in German environmental legislation “as an acoustic object (sound) that can or might disturb neighbors or t…

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Fouquet, Gerhard, “Noise”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023130>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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