Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 December 2010

312 Pages | 49 illustrations, 10 music examples, 8 tables

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195381528

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Songs, Scribes, and Society

The History and Reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers

Jane Alden

New Cultural History of Music

  • Provides first examination of these song books in a broader social and historical context
  • Revises long-held theories about patronage and reception
  • Investigates the interconnected relationships of patrons, scribes, and readers, in light of recent developments in new philology
  • Supplies first codicological study to analyze these five manuscripts as a group
  • Reveals hitherto unknown political agenda relating to the discovery of these manuscripts in the 19th Century
  • Offers a new critique of scholarship on French vs. Burgundian composer nationality and manuscript provenance