20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will introduce you to European musical cultures in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and the research methods through which they are discovered and studied. You'll investigate the roles played by music in the everyday life of street and home, as well as in religion and politics. The module links music to some of the big critical themes in the European history of the period, including Europe's expanding international horizons through trade and colonialism, the dramatic increase in the circulation of books thanks to new printing technology, and conflict both within and between religious faiths.

Restrictions on availability: Limited to 20 students.

Staff Contact: SHEPHARD TIM
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK