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Mary, Music, and Meditation
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Burdened by famine, the plague, and economic hardship in the 1500s, the troubled citizens of Milan, mindful of their mortality, turned toward the veneration of the Virgin Mary and the creation of evangelical groups in her name. By 1594 the diversity of these lay religious organizations reflected in microcosm the varied expressions of Marian devotion in the Italian peninsula. Using archival documents, meditation and music books, and iconographical sources, Christine Getz examines the role of music in these Marian cults and confraternities in order to better understand the Church's efforts at using music to evangelize outside the confines of court and cathedral through its most popular saint. Getz reveals how the private music making within these cults, particularly among women, became the primary mode through which the Catholic Church propagated its ideals of femininity and motherhood.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Mary, Music, and Meditation
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Title
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Marian Devotion and Meditation in Post-Tridentine Milan
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Chapter 1: Venerating the Veil: The Madonna of Miracles at Santa Maria presso San Celso
  2. pp. 17-45
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  1. Chapter 2: The Art of Lamenting: The Cult of the Madonna Addolorata at Santa Maria dei Servi
  2. pp. 46-68
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  1. Chapter 3: Singing Before a Madonna on the Pilaster: The Society of the Ave Maria in Duomo
  2. pp. 69-81
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  1. Chapter 4: Invoking the Mulier Fortis: The Confraternity of the Rosary
  2. pp. 82-107
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  1. Chapter 5: Clothed in the Sun and Standing on the Moon: Meditating Motherhood in the Cult of the Madonna del Parto
  2. pp. 108-142
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  1. Epilogue: The Case of Santa Maria Segreta
  2. pp. 143-148
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  1. Appendix A: Documents
  2. pp. 149-164
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  1. Appendix B: Pay Records for the Singers of the Ave Maria in Duomo
  2. pp. 165-171
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  1. Appendix C: Contents of Selected Collections
  2. pp. 172-185
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  1. Appendix D: Musical Examples
  2. pp. 186-296
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 297-332
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 333-344
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 345-355
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