- David Fallows
- and Barbara H. Haggh
Town on the Escaut (Scheldt) river in north-east France. It changed hands many times between France and the Holy Roman Empire before it was finally declared French in 1678; its musical importance belongs largely to the 15th century, when it was under the control of the Dukes of Burgundy. Like most cities in that area, Cambrai became poorer as Europe’s economic axis moved away from Bruges. For political rather than economic reasons the bishopric became an archbishopric in ...