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Musical literature
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1. Introduction

Across Europe, writing on the theory, practice, and history of music in the first phase of the early modern period displays a striking homogeneity of genre, precisely reflecting the specialist categorization of fields of musical knowledge. The categories found are (1) musica theorica/musica speculativa (“theoretical/speculative” musical literature; see below, 2.1.), (2) university disse…

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Bayreuther, Rainer, “Musical literature”, 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 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024418>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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