The period prior to the Renaissance

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The medieval music is the period prior to the Renaissance, marking the music  of the early Christian church. That's one of the terms used to describe nearly  1000 years of history (500-1450)  a history that is often hard to understand  since the lack of surviving documents. In this time, Western Europe was under  the   rule   of   hundreds   of   feudal   lords   and   kings.   Castles   dominated   the  landscape and entire cities by building a bunch of protective walls.  The Roman Empire controlled the Christianity during the 4th century, which is  the beginning of Medieval, and soon the evangelism (who works for Roman  Empire) spread this religious faith throughout Western Europe from the center  of Roman Empire to as far as west Ireland. Therefore the Church would be  one of the most powerful medieval institutions, controlling publication of books  and the making of laws. Much of medieval Europe's art and architecture has a  direct connection to the Christian church. Like the shape of the architecture  and the spirit of the music. However, in this Dark Age, music is considered extremely holly and inviolable.  And in this era, only medieval music which can be studied is that, which was  written down, and survived. Considered creating musical  manuscripts  was  very expensive, due to the expense of parchment, ink, and the huge amount  of time necessary for a people to copy it down, so only wealthy institutions 
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 1010 taught by Professor Aandan during the Spring '10 term at York University.

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