Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Music In Medieval Iberia: Contact, Influence And Hybridization

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In the early twentieth century a lively debate raged between scholars who believed that Christian Spanish and French music had developed independent of the musical culture of Muslim Spain and those who argued that Muslim ("Andalusian") musical traditions had greatly influenced the path of Western European music. That debate, however, died out in mid-century. This chapter argues that there are strong reasons for revisiting that discussion: scholars can now evaluate the situation removed from the passionately held positions of earlier writers, and, most importantly, can now move beyond the very limiting paradigm of &t;influence.&t; The chapter presents two miniature case studies - musicians and the history of the &t;bowed lute&t; or &t;fiddle&t;- to demonstrate the great historical complexity of medieval Iberian musical culture and to argue that even the term &t;hybridization&t; is too simplistic to describe the &t;complex genealogies&t; involved.

Keywords: Andalusian musical tradition; bowed string instruments; Christian Spanish music; cultural influence; French music; hybridization; medieval Iberian musical culture



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Al-Andalus, Sepharad and Medieval Iberia — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation