The Rosary and the Rose: Clergymen as Creators of Secular Poetry and Music in Early-modern Balkans

Muzikološki Zbornik. 2015;50(2) DOI 10.4312/mz.50.2.77-91


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Journal Title: Muzikološki Zbornik

ISSN: 0580-373X (Print); 2350-4242 (Online)

Publisher: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts (Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani)

Society/Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

LCC Subject Category: Music and books on Music: Music

Country of publisher: Slovenia

Language of fulltext: Slovenian, English, Italian, French, Croatian, German

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John Plemmenos (Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Greece)


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Abstract | Full Text

This paper deals with the involvement of Greek clergy in secular poetry and music in early-modern Balkans. This trend began in late-16th century, and involved the production of large anthologies and treatises on Ottoman music. This paper offers insights into the motives of those clergymen, the reception of their works by laymen and clerics, and the reaction of the official church.