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Author Semi, Maria.

Title Music as a science of mankind in eighteenth-century Britain / Maria Semi ; translated by Timothy Keates
Published Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 185 pages) : illustrations
Contents The contribution of music to the science of man -- Anthropologies and psychologies of listening -- An intellectual background for British musical theories and histories -- Music and history
Summary Music as a Science of Mankind offers a philosophical and historical perspective on the intellectual representation of music in British eighteenth-century culture. A particularly rich field of investigation, developed between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, was the British philosophy of the mind and of human understanding which looked at music and found in its realm a way of understanding human experience. Maria Semi sheds light on how these reflections moved towards a Science of Music: the discipline that was later to be known as 'musicology'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-178) and index
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Subject Music theory -- History -- 18th century.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics -- History -- 18th century.
Musicology -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1409428699 (electronic bk.)
9781409428695 (electronic bk.)