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Fine Arts and Music
(778 words)

The idea that all sensory manifestations of the beautiful might form a coherent whole, a system of beaux arts, or "beautiful arts," is not a prerequisite of the Middle Ages, but its result. Not until the 15th century w…

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Laurenz Lütteken, “Fine Arts and Music”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033884>
First published online: 2016



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