The History of Music and Musical Instruments in Europe: Prehistory Through the Renaissance
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The History of Music and Musical Instruments in Europe: Prehistory Through the Renaissance, is an in-depth, clear-cut, and incisive look into the history of music and musical instruments in all parts of Europe. The book gives an in-depth look not only into the music and musical instruments that were played from prehistory through the Renaissance but also a break down of the history of Europe and what the people of Europe and their culture was like when they played these instruments. The book features over 90 plates and a well-organized chronology. This book includes music and musical instrument finds from the European Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Ancient History, Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Archeological discoveries, ancient texts about music, and visual depictions of musical instruments are well analyzed, and many new discoveries of ancient musical instruments and theories of their origins in Europe are given throughout. This historical narrative is fascinating, thrilling, and stays true to its insightful writings about music and musical instruments in Europe before the Baroque period.