publication . Article . Master thesis . 2007

Byzantine Music

Charalampous, Charalampos;
  • Published: 03 Jan 2007 Journal: Proceedings of the Musical Association, volume 59, pages 1-22 (issn: 0958-8442, eissn: 2632-7716, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: Czech Republic
Until recently the study of Byzantine history and civilisation has had to fight against an almost insuperable prejudice. The whole Byzantine world was considered as petrified, bloodless and decadent both in its life and in its artistic creation, and gifted scholars refused to waste their energy on a study which seemed unimportant. Although a large number of Byzantine manuscripts were brought to Europe in the seventeenth century and, in spite of the publication of Allacci's Studies in the Liturgical Books of the Greek Church, Goar's Commentary on the Euchologium and Montfaucon's Palœographia Grœca, yet knowledge of these works and the study of Byzantine art were ...
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