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—Penelope Gouk, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester

Music, Science, and Natural Magic in Seventeenth-Century England

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Herissone notes on p. ix that "Further coverage seems unwarranted here because such issues belong properly to a discpline separate from the main focus of the book—one which, indeed, is a principal subject of a recent publication by Penelope Gouk, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1999)." She does not draw attention to my argument that the meanings associated with the words "music" and "science" today are very different from seventeenth-century understandings, and therefore what is meant by the "science of music" has correspondingly altered.

Contents: Introduction, Penelope Gouk; Bodies of sound and landscapes of music: a view from the Bolivian Andes, Henry Stobart; Theories of music in African ngoma healing, John M. Janzen; Dancing the disease: music and trance in Tumbuka healing, Steven M. Friedson; ’Spiritual medicine’: music and healing in Islam and its influence in Western medicine, Charles Burnett; The inflected voice: attraction and curative properties, George Rousseau; ’No pill’s gonna cure my ill’: gender, erotic melancholy, and traditions of musical healing in the modern West, Linda Phyllis Austern; Soul music as exemplified in nineteenth-century German psychiatry, Cheryce Kramer; The dancing nurse: kalela drums and the history of hygiene in Africa, Lyn Schumaker; Sister disciplines?: Music and Medicine in historical perspective, Penelope Gouk; Bibliography; Index.

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What influence did music have in the domains of natural magic and early modern experimental science? In this highly original book, Penelope Gouk argues that developments in sixteenth-century musical practices changed English thought on science and magic in the next century. Her exploration of the relationships among these apparently separate disciplines sheds new light on the history of each.

What influence did music have in the domains of natural magic and early modern experimental science? In this highly original book, Penelope Gouk argues that developments in sixteenth-century musical practices changed English thought on science and magic in the next century. Her exploration of the relationships among these apparently separate ...