La scuola eriugeniana e l’insegnamento musicale tardo-carolingio

TitleLa scuola eriugeniana e l’insegnamento musicale tardo-carolingio
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMainoldi, ES
EditorCristiani, M, Panti, Cecilia, Perillo, G
Ancient AuthorsMartianus Minneus Felix Capella (OCD), Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus (OCD)
Book TitleHarmonia mundi: musica mondana e musica celeste fra antichità e medioevo: atti del convegno internazionale di studi: (Roma, 14-15 dicembre 2005)
Series TitleMicrologus' library 19
PublisherSISMEL edizioni del Galluzzo

This essay gives an analysis of musical subjects in glossed commentaries on Martianus Capella's 'De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii' and Boethius' 'De institutione musica', that derive from the scholarly circle of John Scottus Eriugena, or that can be attributed to Eriugena himself. Particular attention is paid to the problems of attribution in the central part of the essay, which focuses on those passages on music theory where intersections of heterogeneous materials - which stem from Remigius of Auxerre's commentary and other anonymous commentaries to Capella (such as the one edited by M. Teeuwen) - might have blended, and were transmitted as manuscripts of Eriugena's exegetical texts. Finally, the essay considers the case of the Irish scribe i2, a scholar from the close circle of John Scottus, whose script appears in the tradition of the commentaries here studied.

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