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Early Music History: Volume 22: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Music Hardcover – February 23, 2004
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Yet this book - an average-sized volume (327 pages, including the index) containing only a few essays - was priced new at $160! That's a bit much - and, to my mind, exploitive, because of the dearth of books on this subject, and the resulting desperation of poor scholars trying to put together a library of their own. Luckily, I managed to find a used one for $45 - but that's still too expensive.
But if you have the money to fork out, and want to collect your own library of early music, the information is fascinating, and the authors write in readable styles (some of them like a mystery novel) so the essays won't put you to sleep the way too many scholarly books can. If nothing more, see if you can find a copy at the nearest University music library. It's worth the trip.