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Epilogue

Charles M. Atkinson

in The Critical Nexus: Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148886
eISBN:
9780199852185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148886.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The incongruities between the flexibility inherent in the body of plainchant itself and the relative inflexibility of the ancient Greek system as a notational matrix came increasingly to be perceived ... More


Classical and Medieval Encircling Oceans

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Six, “Classical and Medieval Encircling Oceans” considers specifically the influence of Greco-Roman and subsequent medieval European cartographic traditions from the perspective of the ... More


Prophecy, Knowledge, and Authority: Divining the Future and Expecting the End of Days

Michael A. Ryan

in A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449840
eISBN:
9780801463150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449840.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter investigates the fundamental disjunct that plagued the perception of the divinatory arts throughout the Middle Ages. On the one hand, divination of future events was legitimate insofar ... More


Memory, Gift, and Death

Lucy K. Pick

in Her Father's Daughter: Gender, Power, and Religion in the Early Spanish Kingdoms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714320
eISBN:
9781501714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714320.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the relationship between memory, gift, and death through a discussion of objects and books donated by royal women. Gift-giving and family memory were deeply intertwined in the ... More


A Book, a Pen, and the Sphere: Reading Sacrobosco in the Renaissance

Richard J. Oosterhoff

in History of Universities: Volume XXVIII/2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743651
eISBN:
9780191803826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743651.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter attempts to provide a birds-eye view of the marginalia found in hundreds of copies and dozens of editions of Sphere by John of Sacrobosco. It first surveys the contents of the Sphere, ... More


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