Heinrich Glarean's Books

Heinrich Glarean's Books : The Intellectual World of a Sixteenth-Century Musical Humanist

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This collection of essays investigates the work of Heinrich Glarean, one of the most influential humanists and music theorists of the sixteenth century. For the first time, Glarean's musical writings, including his masterwork the Dodekachordon, are considered in the wider context of his work in a variety of disciplines such as musicology, history, theology and geography. Contributors reference books from Glarean's private library, including rare and previously unseen material, to explore his strategies and impact as a humanist author and university teacher. The book also uses other newly discovered source material such as course notes written by students and Glarean's preparations for his own lectures to offer a fascinating picture of his reactions to contemporary debates. Providing a detailed analysis of Glarean's library as reconstructed from the surviving copies, Heinrich Glarean's Books offers new and exciting perspectives on the multidisciplinary work of an accomplished intellectual.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 34 b/w illus. 7 tables
  • 1139136976
  • 9781139136976

Table of contents

1. Heinrich Glarean's world Iain Fenlon and Inga Mai Groote; 2. Theory of music and philosophy of life: the Dodekachordon and the Counter-Reformation Laurenz Lutteken; 3. Mitto ad te meos de musica labores: Glarean's Dodekachordon and the politics of dedication Bernhard Kolbl; 4. Sympathies with Luther, preference for the Roman Church. Glarean's annotations as a mirror of his intellectual development Barbara Mahlmann-Bauer; 5. Glarean's Bible Max Engammare; 6. Henrici Glareani Concio de coena domini: Glarean as theologian Barbara Mahlmann-Bauer; 7. Between the human and the divine: Glareanus's De geographia and the span of Renaissance geography Christine R. Johnson; 8. Roman weights and measurements in Glarean's De asse et partibus eius Menso Folkerts; 9. A Dorio ad Phrygium: a case-study of intertextual relations Andrea Horz; 10. Studying music and arithmetic with Glarean: contextualising the Epitome and Annotationes among the sources for Glarean's teaching Inga Mai Groote; 11. Glarean's didactic approach to Horace and his critical review of ancient and modern commentaries Claudia Wiener; 12. Chronologia est unica historiae lux: how Glarean studied and taught the chronology of the ancient world Anthony Grafton and Urs B. Leu; 13. Evidence for Glarean's music lectures from his students' books: congruent annotations in the Epitome and the Dodekachordon Inga Mai Groote, Bernhard Kolbl and Susan Forscher Weiss; 14. Heinrich Glarean's books Iain Fenlon and Inga Mai Groote; Appendices: 1. Catalogue of Glarean's works; 2. Henrici Glareani concio de coena domini; 3. Glareani in Musices suae epitome annotationes.show more