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The Imagined Middle Ages

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BrothersThomas, Chromatic Beauty in the Late Medieval Chanson: An Interpretation of Manuscript Accidentals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xiv + 226 pp. ISBN 0 521 55051 3.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 January 2020

Dolores Pesce*
Washington University in St Louis


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