Vico's Song: Detours at the Origins of (Ethno)Musicology

Tomlinson, Gary
September 1999
Musical Quarterly;Fall99, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p344
Academic Journal
Suggests that Giambattista Vico's `Scienza Nuova' rewrote the history of primordial song. Vico's rejection of the possibility that ancient song embodies esoteric, proto-Christian philosophy as well as repudiation of demonism in ancient song; Three evolutionary stages of nations; Song's role in Vico's historiography.


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