A History of Music
by John Frederick Rowbotham
Publisher: Trübner & co. 1885
From the table of contents: Prehistoric music; The music of the elder civilizations and the music of the Greeks; The decline of paganism and the dark ages; The middle ages, the Arabians, and troubadours. First published in 1885.
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