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Manuscripts, Music, Machaut: Essays in Honor of Lawrence Earp

edited by Jared C. Hartt, Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel, Benjamin Albritton

Collection « Épitome Musical », Brepols Publishers

Publication Year : November 2022

This multidisciplinary volume celebrates the scholarship and career of Lawrence Earp, whose work has profoundly shaped the fields of Machaut studies, musicology, codicology, and fourteenth-century studies in general. For over four decades, Earp’s meticulous scholarship and generosity in collaboration have been a constant inspiration for medieval scholars, students, and colleagues alike. The twenty-six innovative essays herein gratefully acknowledge his influence and showcase a variety of fresh approaches. Recognizing both the breadth and depth of Earp’s work, the sections of this book are devoted to bibliography, historiography, literature, art history, and several musicological topics. Many of the chapters focus on the oeuvre of Guillaume de Machaut, but readers will also find explorations on Hildegard of Bingen, Philippe de Vitry, child performers in medieval theater, notation, genre, motets from the late thirteenth to the early fifteenth centuries, and polyphony in Italy and England. Made possible by Earp’s foundational and guiding work, this amply illustrated volume invites future interdisciplinary research.


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