Music formed a central part of life in the medieval and early modern world, from music for secular entertainment to the aristocratic lyric and music for liturgical ceremonies. This series will make that music accessible both to specialists in musicology and scholars in other disciplines. The volumes in the series address repertories and texts that are significant to musicology on its own terms, and deal with matters of interest to scholars in liturgy, hagiography, literature and ecclesiastical, social and political history.
Two types of contributions constitute the series: independent monographs and editions. The volumes will investigate musical repertories and practices in their social, intellectual and cultural environment in order to explore the historical context in which they existed. This approach will engage readers and scholars in other fields who are interested in the music for its own sake and as a potential resource for their research, leading ultimately to further exchanges and interdisciplinary undertakings.