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Title: Musicians in English Royal and noble households 1066-1327
Author: Katz, Marion
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2012
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Challenging the myth and stereotype of the 'medieval minstrel', Musicians in English Royal and Noble Households 1066-1327 aims to uncover England's most accomplished musicians, composers and lyricists and reveals the extraordinary social mobility of this overlooked stratum of society. The thesis explores three strands of the musician experience: life at court, life in the noble household and life at home-the private li ves of musicians. Among aspects of musicians' professional and personal lives explored in the thesis are relationships with patrons, roles as virtuosi performers and propagandists, liveries, wages, annuities, pensions, retirement, gifts, accumulation of wealth, involvement in war, involvement in crime, family and children, private residences, legal disputes, religious patronage, endowments, property investments and social standing. Long overshadowed by the acclaimed troubadour and trouvere legacy and separated from association with their compositions, Musicians in. English Royal and Noble Households 1066-1327 tackles the misconceptions which have consigned the English musician and his legacy into obscurity and allows this largely unknown and extraordinary profession to emerge from the shadows of long-perpetuated myth.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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