This volume is dedicated to Elżbieta Witkowska-Zaremba on the occasion of her 70th birthday.
It draws together twenty-nine articles in English, Polish and German, devoted to various aspects of the functioning of music in the culture of the Middle Ages and early modern period. The first part contains texts devoted to the theory and the teaching of music, while the second includes studies of musical practice, i.e., works and repertories functioning in specific sources and communities. Ars musica is shown here in its cultural contexts, which encompass iconography, literature and politics. Such interdisciplinary approaches are found in the third part, and the volume closes with articles relating to the concepts currently in use in discourse about music, as well as to issues in historiography and history of musicology.