An authoritative survey of music and its context in the Renaissance.
A fine book. (...) This civilised volume is highly recommended (and) excellent in content. EARLY MUSIC REVIEWThis is an extremely useful addition to music historiography that will both aid students and provide many insights to the more general reader who feels in need of an over-arching survey of the period. GOLDBERG (Brian Robins)A lively and scholarly account of the multiple complexities and paradoxes that characterise this period...compelling reading with hitherto neglected areas at last gaining accessible recognition. EARLY MUSIC TODAY