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Prologue

Saint-Omer and the Growth of Urban Power

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 August 2020

Andrew Kirkman
Affiliation:
University of Birmingham
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This first chapter introduces the primary source materials that make historical study of an institution possible, going on to sketch the patterns and ranks of employment - from choirboy, through chaplain, vicar, canon, dean and provost - that shape the functions of a collegiate church such as St Omer. It goes on paint a picture of the history and development of the town of Saint-Omer – its geography, population, politics and trade – to give a larger social and historical context to the story of the large collegiate church which constitutes the rest of the book.

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Music and Musicians at the Collegiate Church of St Omer
Crucible of Song, 1350–1550
, pp. 1 - 21
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Prologue
  • Andrew Kirkman, University of Birmingham
  • Book: Music and Musicians at the Collegiate Church of St Omer
  • Online publication: 31 August 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108884990.001
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  • Prologue
  • Andrew Kirkman, University of Birmingham
  • Book: Music and Musicians at the Collegiate Church of St Omer
  • Online publication: 31 August 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108884990.001
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  • Prologue
  • Andrew Kirkman, University of Birmingham
  • Book: Music and Musicians at the Collegiate Church of St Omer
  • Online publication: 31 August 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108884990.001
Available formats
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