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Music, historiography of
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The historiography of music, as the analogy to the general term historiography implies, denotes the written presentation of musical history in all its facets. It therefore refers to the history of writing about the history of music, not the history of music itself. Musical historiography studies the constantly evolving modes of presenting and approaching musical history. It has thus always been concerned on the one…

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Kreutziger-Herr, Annette, “Music, historiography of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024405>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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