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A man of huge reputation in his own right and as an alumnus of one of
the most sophisticated courts in the history of western Europe, the
15th-century composer Binchois remains for us, at the turn of the 21st
century, one of the key musical figures of his age. Yet in spite of the
attention afforded him in the past, he remains, perhaps more than ever,
an enigma. One of the chief aims of this study is to attempt to begin to
unravel that enigma by viewing him from a variety of contrasting angles.
In so doing it also aims to provide a catalyst for further research which
will further deepen our understanding not only of Binchois himself, but
also of the cultural environment of which he was part. This book is
intended for music historians (students and academics) and lovers of
medieval music;, as well as historians concerned with the cultural life of