Music in the fourteenth century: a short general overview (contains link to full text)

My chapter on the fourteenth century from the Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music, edited by Mark Everist has now been published by Cambridge University Press.

Anonymous balade En la maison Dedalus in the Berkeley Theory Manuscript (US-BEm 744, fol. 31v). Reproduced by permission of the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, University of California, Berkeley. Image available via

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music, published in hardback and paperback in 2011, contains my chapter on “The fourteenth century”. The book as a whole is designed as an introduction to medieval music. A full table of contents is available on the CUP website.

Clicking on the image below will give access to a pdf of the chapter and its notes. The book is available to order via the Cambridge University Press site.

Elizabeth Eva Leach, "The Fourteenth Century" in The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music, ed. Mark Everist (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 87-103; notes 382-386. © Cambridge University Press 2011. Reproduced here with permission. ISBN 978-0-521-84619-6 Hardback ISBN 978-0-521-60861-9 Paperback

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