Chordophone Culture in Two Early Modern Societies: A Pipa-Vihuela Duet

@article{Millward2012ChordophoneCI,
  title={Chordophone Culture in Two Early Modern Societies: A Pipa-Vihuela Duet},
  author={James A. Millward},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={237 - 278}
}
  • James A. Millward
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Journal of World History
  • To make the case for more attention by world historians to music as a universal human phenomenon, this article compares the socioeconomic niches, cultural associations, and technical and technological development of plucked stringed instruments in sixteenth-century Spain and Ming China. An examination of the interrelationship of vihuela, lute, and guitarra, on the one hand, with the guqin and pipa, on the other, reveals similar patterns of gender, class, and ethno-national meaning becoming… CONTINUE READING
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