commentaries on Boethius

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(9th–12th centuries)

Marginalia in MSS of Boethius’ De institutione musica often contain portions of an extensive commentary called the Glossa maior. Topics include correspondences with other authorities, musical terminology, and Neoplatonic philosophy. See also music theory.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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