Music in Medieval Europe (SML3019)

15 credits

This module investigates music and its role in society in late medieval Europe, in particular in France and Italy. Different types of primary sources will inform our study, including images, poetry, chronicles and accounts, archival documents, treatises, as well as musical works that survive in manuscripts. Students are not expected to have prior musical skills or knowledge: study of musical works will be accomplished through guided listening. Study of original foreign language texts will be through English translations.

This module is especially suitable for interdisciplinary pathways.