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Sound in Prayer Books

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0046
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the evidence of sound in prayer via the large corpus of prayerbooks, especially the new genre of Books of Hours and Psalters. Largely the province of art historians, it argues ... More


The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Emma Dillon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Among the most memorable innovations of music and poetry in thirteenth-century France was a genre that seemed to privilege sound over sense. The polytextual motet is especially well-known to scholars ... More


Devotional Listening and the Montpellier Codex

Emma Dillon

in The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732951
eISBN:
9780199932061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732951.003.0096
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the supermusical effect of the repertory of devotional motets in light of the evidence for sound in prayer. It illustrates the close affinity between the sounds associated with ... More


The Hand in the History of the Book

Brian Cummings

in Bibliophobia: The End and the Beginning of the Book

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192847317
eISBN:
9780191939723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847317.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, World Literature

The chapter opens with the famous story of Petrarch’s mountain walk on which he carried a copy of Augustine’s Confessions in his pocket. What is the significance of a book’s portability? The key ... More


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