Unformatted text preview: indifference. In noting this negligence it’s inferred that the idea of revolution, of renaissance, perhaps doesn’t apply, and in the realms of music, and art more generally, it is always overstated. Ironically, the problem for historians is shifting towards the other end, where utilities like the internet make knowledge so abundant as to be incomprehensible. This could lead to heightened specialization, which always emphasizes division and understates sameness, is more susceptible to the cult of revolution. Given that the problem of knowledge may shift from scarcity to abundance, it will be even more important to maintain a critical view of the traditional epochal view of music history....
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