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The Resource Discarding images : reflections on music and culture in medieval France, Christopher Page

Discarding images : reflections on music and culture in medieval France, Christopher Page

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Discarding images : reflections on music and culture in medieval France
Title
Discarding images
Title remainder
reflections on music and culture in medieval France
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Page
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • For many centuries, the Western imagination has pictured the medieval period as a kind of odyssey: a journey that took Mankind to a strange country and ended in the Renaissance with his homecoming and the restoration of his inheritance. In this stimulating and provocative book, Christopher Page explores the kinds of generalization that we habitually make about 'the Middle Ages' and which, whether we know it or not, sustain the false image of a medieval odyssey. In chapters that proceed chronologically from the thirteenth century to the fifteenth, he examines what we suppose to be the serenity of medieval reflection on such matters as the 'numerical' explanation of musical beauty, and he questions the modern tendency to regard Ars antiqua motets as music for 'an intellectual elite'. Turning to the Ars nova and beyond, he discusses the relation between fourteenth-century innovations and contemporary science
  • A final chapter explores the powerful influence of Johan Huizinga's classic, The Waning of the Middle Ages, upon musicology. Page's lively prose is full of ideas, is based upon first-hand learning, and is enriched by an uncommonly deep experience of medieval music
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Page, Christopher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Music
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • France
  • France
Label
Discarding images : reflections on music and culture in medieval France, Christopher Page
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cathedralism -- Rise of the vernacular motet -- Johannes de Grocheio, the litterati, and verbal subtilitas in the Ars Antiqua Motet -- Ars Nova and algorism -- Huizinga, The waning of the middle ages, and the chanson -- Afterword, Toward the renaissance?
Control code
28064964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780198163466
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1535439
Label
Discarding images : reflections on music and culture in medieval France, Christopher Page
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cathedralism -- Rise of the vernacular motet -- Johannes de Grocheio, the litterati, and verbal subtilitas in the Ars Antiqua Motet -- Ars Nova and algorism -- Huizinga, The waning of the middle ages, and the chanson -- Afterword, Toward the renaissance?
Control code
28064964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 222 pages
Isbn
9780198163466
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1535439

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