Giulio de' Medici's music books

  title={Giulio de' Medici's music books},
  author={Anthony M. Cummings},
  journal={Early Music History},
  pages={65 - 122}
David S. Chambers's provocative study of the cardinalate in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries is rich in implications for music historians. A document of December 1509 suggests that at that time a cardinal's household averaged 144 familiares, and the 1526 census revealed similar figures. Moreover, the corporate income of the College of Cardinals had been regulated since 1289 by a Bull of that year that decreed that a half of certain items of papal revenue was to be divided among… 
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  • 1947
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    Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
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  • R. Sherr
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  • 2019
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  • 1979
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