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Music, body, and desire in medieval culture : Hildegard of Bingen to Chaucer

Author: Bruce W Holsinger
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2001.
Series: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
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"Ranging chronologically from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries and thematically from Latin to vernacular literary modes, this book challenges standard assumptions about the musical cultures and philosophies of the European Middle Ages. Engaging a wide range of premodern texts and contexts, from the musicality of sodomy in twelfth-century polyphony to Chaucer's representation of pedagogical violence in the  Read more...
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Named Person: Hildegard, von Bingen.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce W Holsinger
ISBN: 0804732019 9780804732017 0804740585 9780804740586
OCLC Number: 45582466
Description: xviii, 472 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The resonance of the flesh --
Saint Augustine and the rhythms of embodiment --
Sine Tactu Viri: the musical somatics of Hildegard of Bingen --
Polyphones and sodomites: music and sexual dissidence from Leoninus to Chaucer's pardoner --
The musical body in pain: passion, percussion, and melody in thirteenth-century religious practice --
Musical violence and the pedagogical body: the prioress's tale and the ideologies of "song" --
Orpheus in parts: music, fragmentation, remembrance.
Series Title: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Responsibility: Bruce W. Holsinger.
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Ranging chronologically from the 12th to the 15th centuries and thematically from Latin to vernacular literary modes, this book challenges standard assumptions about the musical cultures and  Read more...

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