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Printed Musical Propaganda in Early Modern England$
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Joseph Arthur Mann

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781949979237

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781949979237.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Printed Musical Propaganda in Early Modern England

Joseph Arthur Mann

Liverpool University Press

The introduction discusses the historiography of early modern England, the history of printing and censorship in that period, and the characteristics of the various musical genres used during that period as vehicles for propaganda. It shows that individuals across the social spectrum could access musical propaganda. It also shows that government censorship had a significant impact on print output. Finally, it provides an overview of the book’s content and exposes the author’s perspective on determining the propaganda designation of individual works.

Keywords:   printing, censorship, musical genres, literacy, historiography, treatises, sermons, libretti, music collections, broadside ballads

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