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Changing attitudes towards classical mythology and their impact on notions of the powers of music in early modern England

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Early modern apologists for music drew extensively on classical mythology to exemplify its powerful effects and importance to society. Interpreting the truths thought to lie behind myths was far from straightforward, however. Following classical approaches, authors might interpret the mythical figures as either historical—turning the stories into benchmarks against which the efficacy of modern music was judged—or as merely allegorical, providing moral and philosophical justifications for musi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/ml/gcw015

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Music Faculty
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Music and Letters Journal website
Volume:
97
Issue:
1
Pages:
42-60
Publication date:
2016-04-28
Acceptance date:
2015-08-20
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EISSN:
1477-4631
ISSN:
0027-4224
Source identifiers:
643994
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pubs:643994
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uuid:0883e1d3-2760-4616-9586-b4b3facf9213
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pubs:643994
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2017-04-18

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