Hackett Classics

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The texts within the Hackett Classics series encompass both literary classics and non-fiction philosophical, historical and political academic discourse. It includes full-length texts, as well as anthologies of shorter texts such as poems and famous letters. Intended for use in contemporary study, many of the editions in this series are modern translations of original novels and plays, such as the works of Plato and Euripides. These translations render the dense language of the past accessible to modern students, while still staying true to the original texts. Detailed accompanying footnotes also contribute to this comprehensible style, as well as expert introductions, analysis of important quotes, and glossaries of terms.

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The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music
Cambridge University Press (2001)

First published in 2002, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on...

The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory
Cambridge University Press (2006)

The first comprehensive history of Western music theory to be published in the English language.

The Cambridge History of World Music
Cambridge University Press (2013)

The first comprehensive history of music on a global basis, laying the foundations for a sweeping...

The Cambridge History of Musical Performance
Cambridge University Press (2012)

Leading musicians, historians and scholars come together to present an innovative and integrated...

The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music
Cambridge University Press (2015)

Through forty-five essays by leading scholars, this Cambridge History brings fifteenth-century music...

The Cambridge History of Medieval Music
Cambridge University Press (2018)

This book charts the origins, development and spread of medieval Western European music from late...

The Cambridge History of Sixteenth-Century Music
Cambridge University Press (2019)

Presents a single-volume history of sixteenth-century music that focuses on the different ways...

The Cambridge History of Music Criticism
Cambridge University Press (2019)

This, the first major survey of music criticism, addresses the history and rapid expansion of this...