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In this groundbreaking new study, Kate van Orden examines noble education in the arts to show how music contributed to cultural and social transformation in early modern French society. She constructs a fresh account of music's importance in promoting the absolutism that the French monarchy would fully embrace under Louis XIV, uncovering many hitherto unpublished ballets and royal ceremonial performances. The great pressure on French noblemen to take up the life of the warrior gave rise to bellicose art forms such as sword ...

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    • Title: Music, Discipline, and Arms in Early Modern France by Kate Van Orden
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780226849768, 0226849767
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    • Edition: 2005 2nd edition
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