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Cotton, John [John of Afflighem]locked

(fl. c. 1100)
  • Peter M. Lefferts

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Cotton, John [John of Afflighem] (fl.c. 1100), music theorist, was the author of a frequently cited and widely transmitted treatise, De musica, written about 1100. John and his treatise were long thought to be English on the strength of the opening words of a dedicatory letter with which the treatise begins, addressing 'Domini et patri suo venerabili Anglorum antisti [or episcopo] Fulgentio' (...

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