Music and culture in the Middle Ages and beyond : liturgy, sources, symbolism / edited by Benjamin Brand (University of North Texas), David J. Rothenberg (Case Western Reserve University).

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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description
xvi, 362 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm

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It has become widely accepted among musicologists that medieval music is most profitably studied from interdisciplinary perspectives that situate it within broad culture contexts. The origins of this consensus lie in a decisive reorientation of the field that began approximately four decades ago. For much of the twentieth century, research on medieval music had focused on the discovery and evaluation of musical and theoretical sources. The 1970s and 1980s, by contrast, witnessed calls for broader methodologies and more fully contextual approaches that in turn anticipated the emergence of the so-called 'New Musicology'. The fifteen essays in the present collection explore three interrelated areas of inquiry that proved particularly significant: the liturgy, sources (musical and archival), and musical symbolism. In so doing, these essays not only acknowledge past achievements but also illustrate how this broad, interdisciplinary approach remains a source for scholarly innovation.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-349) and index.
ISBN
  • 9781107158375 ((hardback ; : alkaline paper))
  • 1107158370 ((hardback ; : alkaline paper))
LCCN
2016032795
OCLC
956583798
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