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Music in Early Christian Literature / Edition 1

Music in Early Christian Literature / Edition 1

by James W. McKinnon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521376246

ISBN-13: 9780521376242

Pub. Date: 09/07/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a collection of some 400 passages on music from early Christian literature - New Testament to c. 450 AD - newly translated from the original Greek, Latin, and Syriac. As there are no musical sources of the period, music historians must rely upon remarks about music in literary sources to gain some knowledge of early Christian liturgical music.

Overview

This book provides a collection of some 400 passages on music from early Christian literature - New Testament to c. 450 AD - newly translated from the original Greek, Latin, and Syriac. As there are no musical sources of the period, music historians must rely upon remarks about music in literary sources to gain some knowledge of early Christian liturgical music. This volume makes a large and representative collection of the material conveniently available. The passages are arranged chronologically and regionally in eleven chapters with brief commentary. An introduction sets out the major subjects and themes of the original source material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521376242
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/07/1989
Series:
Cambridge Readings in the Literature of Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The New Testament; 2. The Christian literature of the first and second centuries; 3. The Greek authors of the third century; 4. The western authors of the third and early fourth centuries; 5. Fourth-century Alexandria and desert monasticism; 6. Fourth-century Asia Minor: the Cappadocians; 7. Palestine, Antioch and Syria; 8. The Greek historians; 9. The Apostolic Constitutions, Egeria, and the eastern councils; 10. Western authors of the fourth and early fifth centuries; 11. Augustine and minor western authors; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index of musical and liturgical terms and concepts.

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