Review of Music in Renaissance Cities and Courts,

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Aaron S. Allen, Associate Professor of Musicology and Director, Environment & Sustainability Program (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Music and Musicians in Renaissance Cities and Towns. Edited by Fiona Kisby (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2001) 188 pp. $59.95 It is high time that historians and musicologists (a.k.a. “music histori-ans”) start sharing ideas in an accessible language free of complex termi-nology and disciplinary jargon, while still providing keen insights into historical material. Music and Musicians in Renaissance Cities and Towns, which includes contributions by fourteen scholars from various fields, is a good step in that direction. Historians in music departments with interests in the early modern period are sure to benefit from the urban- history methods in it. (Doing so would not be unusual since musicolo-gists have always drawn from disciplines such as history, literature, art history, and, in more recent times, sociology, psychology, and critical studies.) Historians in history departments, as well as interdisciplinary scholars from many other fields, however, would also appreciate the volume, which has much to say about the cultural/artistic milieus of the times, places, and peoples of traditional historical inquiry.

Additional Information

The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, XXXIII/4 (Spring 2003): 609-611.
Language: English
Date: 2003
Urban history, Musicology

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