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John Wallis: Writings on Music

John Wallis: Writings on Music (Hardback)

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John Wallis (1616-1703), was one of the foremost British mathematicians of the seventeenth century, and is also remembered for his important writings on grammar and logic. An interest in music theory led him to produce translations into Latin of three ancient Greek texts - those of Ptolemy, Porphyry and Bryennius - and involved him in discussions with Henry Oldenburg, the Secretary of the Royal Society, Thomas Salmon and other individuals as his ideas developed. The texts presented in this volume cover the relationship of ancient and modern tuning theory, the building of organs, the phenomena of resonance, and other musical topics.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700Music & DanceDanceTheory of music & musicologyMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWestern "classical" music Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 28/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9780754668701  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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David Cram is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. His wide-ranging publications on the history of ideas about language in the seventeenth century include a co-edited edition of the works of George Dalgarno. Benjamin Wardhaugh is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and the author of a number of works on the history of mathematics and its applications. He has edited the writings of Thomas Salmon and co-edited those of John Birchensha for this Ashgate series.

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