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Music in Early Christian Literature

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ISBN-10: 0521376246

ISBN-13: 9780521376242

Edition: 1989

Authors: James W. McKinnon, John Stevens, Peter le Huray

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This book provides a collection of some 400 passages on music from early Christian literature - New Testament to c. 450 AD - newly translated from the original Greek, Latin, and Syriac. As there are no musical sources of the period, music historians must rely upon remarks about music in literary sources to gain some knowledge of early Christian liturgical music. This volume makes a large and representative collection of the material conveniently available. The passages are arranged chronologically and regionally in eleven chapters with brief commentary. An introduction sets out the major subjects and themes of the original source material.
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List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/7/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.06" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

The New Testament
The Christian literature of the first and second centuries
The Greek authors of the third century
The western authors of the third and early fourth centuries
Fourth-century Alexandria and desert monasticism
Fourth-century Asia Minor: the Cappadocians
Palestine, Antioch and Syria
The Greek historians
The Apostolic Constitutions, Egeria, and the eastern councils
Western authors of the fourth and early fifth centuries
Augustine and minor western authors
Index of musical and liturgical terms and concepts