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Author Austern, Linda Phyllis, 1957- author
Title Both from the ears & mind : thinking about music in early modern England / Linda Phyllis Austern
Imprint Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2020
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  ML286.2 A98 2020    AVAILABLE    30560400699846
Descript 380 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-372) and index
Introduction -- Praise, blame, and persuasion : "Of musicke by way of disputation" -- Debating godly music : Sober and lawful Christian use -- Harmony, number, and proportion -- To please the ear and satisfy the mind -- "Comfortable ... in sicknes and in health" : Music to temper self and surroundings -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
"As recent scholarship has begun to register, music during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries occupied a much wider intellectual and cultural position than it did in later centuries, including the present one. Linda Austern's study aims to restore music to its former scope and give us a renewed sense of its role and effects in early-modern English society. The book brings to life the kinds of educated debates and conversations that would accompany musical performances or animate intellectual gatherings, and engages with the various genres of writings about music that circulated at the time. Attending to materials that go beyond music's conventional limits, these chapters probe the role of music in commonplace books, health maintenance and marriage manuals, rhetorical and theological treatises, and mathematical dictionaries. Ultimately, Austern illustrates how music was an indispensable frame of reference that became central to the fabric of life during a time of tremendous intellectual, social, and technological change."-- Provided by publisher
Subject Music -- England -- 16th century -- History and criticism
Music -- England -- 17th century -- History and criticism
Musique -- Angleterre -- 16e siècle -- Histoire et critique
Musique -- Angleterre -- 17e siècle -- Histoire et critique
MUSIC / History & Criticism. bisacsh
Music. fast (OCoLC)fst01030269
England. fast (OCoLC)fst01219920
(FrPBN)11932562 Musique -- Philosophie et esthétique (FrPBN)11931584 -- Grande-Bretagne (FrPBN)11976033 -- 16e siècle. ram
(FrPBN)11932562 Musique -- Philosophie et esthétique (FrPBN)11931584 -- Grande-Bretagne (FrPBN)11975998 -- 17e siècle. ram
(FrPBN)13318366 Musique (FrPBN)11931584 -- Grande-Bretagne (FrPBN)11976033 -- 16e siècle. ram
(FrPBN)13318366 Musique (FrPBN)11931584 -- Grande-Bretagne (FrPBN)11975998 -- 17e siècle. ram
1500-1699 fast
Criticism, interpretation, etc. fast (OCoLC)fst01411635
Alt Title Both from the ears and mind
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