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Generally regarded as the most valuable book on 16th-century dance and music available, this volume offers detailed instructions for all of the steps involved in pavans, gavottes, galliards, and more. References to the practices of instrumental music of the 1500s appear throughout the text, in addition to 47 dance tunes with period barring and notation. 44 illustrations.
About the Author
Thoinot Arbeau is an anagram of Jehan Tabourot (1519-95), a French cleric who strongly advocated dance for purposes of exercise, courtship and manly display, declaring it as virile a pursuit as fencing and military marching.