A Cultural History of Western Music in the Middle Ages

H. Deeming (Editor), Elizabeth Eva Leach (Editor)

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A Cultural History of Western Music in the Middle Ages covers the period from 500 to 1400. This epoch recast earlier approaches to music to suit new musical forms developed under the auspices of the Christian Church. Political and religious change also prompted innovative forms of transmission for music of all kinds. The invention of new forms of notation, the emergence of novel instruments, and the establishment of educational structures all contributed to the systematic training of musicians and the creation of a distinct musical culture.

The 6 volume set of the Cultural History of Western Music presents the first comprehensive
history from classical antiquity to today, covering all forms and aspects of music and its ever-changing social context. The themes covered in each volume are society; philosophies; politics; exchange; education; popular culture; performance; and technologies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameBloomsbury Cultural Histories

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