Guillaume de Machaut, royal almoner (contains links to full text of article)

Detail from a fourteenth-century alms purse. Source: http://www.cottesimple.com/alms_purse/cloisters_purse.htm

A paper outlining Machaut’s early career in royal service suggests that his function as an almoner had a distinct influence on his conception of generosity. Continue reading Guillaume de Machaut, royal almoner (contains links to full text of article)

Forging song in the medieval rehearsal room (contains links to full text)

Pythagoras in the forge (left) from GKS 80 2º: Speculum humanae salvationis, 47 verso Speculum humanae salvationis [The Mirror of Human Salvation], Germany, 1400-1450
Paper on distributed cognition and medieval song is published in a volume edited by Mary Carruthers Continue reading Forging song in the medieval rehearsal room (contains links to full text)

Musicology, medieval to modern