Le chant, arme défensive et offensive et défensive des chrétiens de l’Antiquité tardive

TitleLe chant, arme défensive et offensive et défensive des chrétiens de l’Antiquité tardive
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLançon, B
EditorDelavaud-Roux, M-H
Book TitleMusiques et danses dans l' Antiquité. Actes du colloque international de Brest, 29 - 30 septembre 2006, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Series TitleCollection Histoire: Série Histoire ancienne
Pagination133-142
PublisherPresses Universitaires de Rennes
CityRennes
ISBN9782753512818
Abstract

In the first centuries AD, the greek and roman sources show that the Christians, initially restive to the music, adopted progressively the song. The song becomes a privileged expression of prayer, of dogma and of collective strength. Heretic or antiheretic, the song becomes polemic. It is also a defense against alls types of adversity. His part increases in the christianization, since the fourth century AD. With the interpretation of the unison, we can learn a lot about Christian occidental culture in late Antiquity. [p. 316]

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