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The practice of music in the "Libro de Apolonio" as an early case of Aristotelianism

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The Libro de Apolonio (c.1250) is a key witness of the medieval European practice of music . This version of the classical story of Apollonius of Tyre (2nd–3rd century CE), one of the first learned works of literature composed in the Castilian vernacular, extensively depicts music as a skill that demonstrates elevated understanding of world. In the Libro de Apolonio, virtuoso playing of a stringed instrument, namely the vihuela, fiddle, as accompanied by the voice, brings profound insight, tr...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1484/J.TROIA.5.112825

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Medieval and Modern Lang Fac
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Brepols Publishers Publisher's website
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Troianalexandrina Journal website
Volume:
16
Pages:
183-211
Publication date:
2017-03-10
Acceptance date:
2016-05-23
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uuid:372a740a-0a86-499f-b724-db2f39e7332d
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635529
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pubs:635529

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