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The Power of Music: the Significance of Contrafactum in Execution Ballads

McIlvenna, Una (2015) The Power of Music: the Significance of Contrafactum in Execution Ballads. Past & Present, 229 (1). 47 -89. ISSN 0031-2746. E-ISSN 1477-464X. (doi:10.1093/pastj/gtv032) (KAR id:54888)

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This paper looks at how song was employed across Europe for centuries as a

could both frame and mediate the message of punishment and repentance. In particular, it

tunes, that was a feature of this early form of news media, revealing the significance of the

choice of music to the transmission of information.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/pastj/gtv032
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Una McIlvenna
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 12:48 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:12 UTC
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