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Guillaume de Machaut: Secretary, Poet, Musician

Elizabeth Eva Leach


At once a royal secretary, a poet, and a composer, Guillaume de Machaut was one of the most protean and creative figures of the late Middle Ages. Rather than focus on a single strand of his remarkable career, the book encompasses all aspects of his work, illuminating it in a distinctively interdisciplinary light. It provides a comprehensive picture of Machaut's artistry; reviews the documentary evidence about his life; charts the different agendas pursued by modern scholarly disciplines in their rediscovery and use of specific parts of his output; and delineates Machaut's own poetic and materi ... More

Keywords: poet, composer, Guillaume de Machaut, late Middle Ages, multimedia art, music, France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449338
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449338.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Eva Leach, author
Professor of Music, the University of Oxford

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