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Musica Naturalis

Speculative Music Theory and Poetics, from Saint Augustine to the Late Middle Ages in France

Musica Naturalis( )
Author: Jeserich, Philipp
Translator: Curley, Michael J.
Rendall, Steven
Series title:Rethinking Theory Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $193.00
Book Description:

Musica Naturalis delivers the first systematic account of speculative music theory as a discursive horizon for literary poetics. The title refers to the late medieval French poet Eustache Deschamps, whose 1392 treatise on verse writing, L'Art de Dictier, famously casts verse as "natural music" in explicit distinction to song, which Deschamps defines as "artificial." Philipp Jeserich links the significance of the speculative branch of medieval musicology to literary...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Music / History & Criticism
Literary Criticism / Poetry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 4.064 cm
Book Weight:0.909 Kilograms

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