The following lecture was given on May 15th, 2012. It includes a discussion of the Medieval calendar and how modern Americans perceive the beginning and ending of the year.
A Note on the Video:
The textbook used in this course is “A History of Western Music” published by W. W. Norton but, since Professor Linton believes that students can read, the lectures don’t cover material presented in the book. Instead, the talks deal with matters that parallel the topics generally covered in the assigned readings. Viewers should not expect these talks to be a thorough introduction to the topic, but rather an expansion upon basic materials which are discussed in the readings.
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