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Songs, Scribes, and Society

The History and Reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers

COMPOSER: Jane Alden
PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press
PRODUCT TYPE: Book [Binded]
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Books on Music
Songs, Scribes, and Society explores the cultural and musical importance of five 15th-century Chansonniers - personalized, portable, and lavishly decorated songbooks - from the Loire Valley of France. Author Jane Alden treatsthe Chansonniers as physical artifacts to reveal their cultural context and
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Subtitle The History and Reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers
Composer Jane Alden
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Book [Binded]
Instrument Group Books on Music
Year of Publication 2011
ISBN 9780195381528
No. Pages 312
No. OUP9780195381528
Description

Songs, Scribes, and Society explores the cultural and musical importance of five 15th-century Chansonniers - personalized, portable, and lavishly decorated songbooks - from the Loire Valley of France. Author Jane Alden treatsthe Chansonniers as physical artifacts to reveal their cultural context and its relationship to their commission, creation, and use.

Songlist
  • 1. List of Illustrations
  • 2. List of Tables
  • 3. List of Musical Examples
  • 4. Source abbreviations and manuscript sigla
  • 5. A Note on the Companion Website
  • 6. introduction
  • 7. 1. Discovering Chansonniers
  • 8. 2. The Material Objects
  • 9. 3. Chronology and Dating Revisited
  • 10. 4. The Makers of the Loire Valley Chansonniers
  • 11. 5. Owners, Readers, and Bookish Culture
  • 12. Envoi
  • 13. Bibliography
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