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Music, Science, and Natural Magic in Seventeenth-Century England

By: Gouk, Penelope

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19197

ISBN: 0300073836

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Penciled notes throughout ; B&W Illustrations; 9.6 X 6.6 X 1.2 inches; 320 pages; "The role of natural magic in the rise of seventeenth-century experimental science has been the subject of lively controversy for several decades. Now Penelope Gouk introduces a new element into the debate: how music mediated between these two domains. Arguing that changing musical practice in sixteenth-century Europe affected seventeenth-century English thought on science and magic, she maps the various relationships among these apparently separate disciplines. Gouk explores these relationships in several w... View more info