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  • Blood on the Tides ? The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology

    Blood on the Tides ? The Ozidi Saga and Oral Epic Narratology
    av Isidore Okpewho

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465113

    Examines the Ozidi Saga - one of Africa's best-known epics - as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of the Nigerian Delta. The Ozidi Saga is one of Africa's best known prosimetric epics, se…

  • Death, Modernity, and the Body

    Death, Modernity, and the Body
    av Eva Ahren

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580463126

    Originally published in Swedish in 2002, Death, Modernity, and the Body explores the impact of modernization on customs and practices of treating the dead body in Sweden in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,when intense social and cu…

  • Death, Modernity, and the Body

    Death, Modernity, and the Body
    av Eva Ahren

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580464635

    Originally published in Swedish in 2002, Death, Modernity, and the Body explores the impact of modernization on customs and practices of treating the dead body in Sweden in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.This period of intense soc…

  • Songs for Cabo Verde

    Songs for Cabo Verde
    av Susan Hurley-glowa

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781648250217

    Based on twenty years of collaborative fieldwork, Songs for Cabo Verde: Norberto Tavares's Musical Visions for a New Republic focuses on the musician Norberto Tavares but also tells a larger story about postcolonial nation building, musical activism…

  • Listen with the Ear of the Heart

    Listen with the Ear of the Heart
    av Maria S. Guarino

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469920

    Far from being a long-silent echo of medieval religion, modern monastery music is instead a resounding, living illustration of the role of music in religious life. Benedictine monks gather for communal prayer upwards of five times per day, every day…

  • Listen with the Ear of the Heart

    Listen with the Ear of the Heart
    av Maria S. Guarino

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469104

    Far from being a long-silent echo of medieval religion, modern monastery music is instead a resounding, living illustration of the role of music in religious life. Benedictine monks gather for communal prayer upwards of five timesper day, every day.…

  • Not Russian Enough?

    Not Russian Enough?
    av Rutger Helmers

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465007

    In the nineteenth century, Russian composers and critics were encouraged to cultivate a national style to distinguish their music from the dominant Italian, French, and German traditions. Not Russian Enough? explores this aspiration for a nationalis…

  • Islam, Power, and Dependency in the Gambia River Basin

    Islam, Power, and Dependency in the Gambia River Basin
    av Assan Sarr

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465694

    Islam, Power, and Dependency in the Gambia River Basin draws on new sources to offer an original approach to the study of land in African history. Documenting the impact of Islamization, the development of peanut production, and the institution of c…

  • Maurice Duruflé

    Maurice Duruflé
    av James E. Frazier

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469609

    Maurice Duruflé: The Man and His Music is a new biography of the great French organist and composer (1902-86), and the most comprehensive in any language. James E. Frazier traces Duruflé's musical training, his studies withTournemire and Vierne, and…

  • Maurice Duruflé

    Maurice Duruflé
    av James E. Frazier

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580462273

    Maurice Duruflé: The Man and His Music is a new biography of the great French organist and composer (1902-86), and the most comprehensive in any language. James E. Frazier traces Duruflé's musical training, his studies withTournemire and Vierne, and…

  • Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy

    Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy
    av Joshua Parens

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469586

    Leo Strauss is known primarily for reviving classical political philosophy. Strauss recovered that great tradition of thought largely lost to the West by beginning his study of classical thought with its teaching on politics rather than its metaphys…

  • Gay Guerrilla

    Gay Guerrilla
    av Renee Levine Packer

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469562

    Composer-performer Julius Eastman (1940-90) was an enigma, both comfortable and uncomfortable in the many worlds he inhabited: black, white, gay, straight, classical music, disco, academia, and downtown New York. His music, insistent and straightfor…

  • Gay Guerrilla

    Gay Guerrilla
    av Renee Levine Packer

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465342

    Composer-performer Julius Eastman (1940-90) was an enigma, both comfortable and uncomfortable in the many worlds he inhabited: black, white, gay, straight, classical music, disco, academia, and downtown New York. His music, insistent and straightfor…

  • Widor

    Widor
    av John R. Near

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469593

    Widor: A Life beyond the Toccata brings to light the life and work of one of France's most distinguished musicians in the most complete biography in any language of Charles-Marie Widor. He is considered one of the greatestorganists of his time, a pr…

  • Widor

    Widor
    av John R. Near

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580463690

    Widor: A Life beyond the Toccata brings to light the life and work of one of France's most distinguished musicians in the most complete biography in any language of Charles-Marie Widor. He is considered one of the greatestorganists of his time, a pr…

  • Guardians of the Tradition

    Guardians of the Tradition
    av James De Lorenzi

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469289

    Ethiopia and Eritrea are home to Africa's oldest written historical tradition, which began in the third century with the monuments and manuscripts of Aksum and has continued to the present day. This study explores the developmentof this rich traditi…

  • Guardians of the Tradition

    Guardians of the Tradition
    av James De Lorenzi

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465199

    Ethiopia and Eritrea are home to Africa's oldest written historical tradition, which began in the third century with the monuments and manuscripts of Aksum and has continued to the present day. This study explores the developmentof this rich traditi…

  • The Universe behind Barbed Wire

    The Universe behind Barbed Wire
    av Myroslav Marynovych

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469814

    This memoir by a prominent Ukrainian dissident, now in English translation, offers a unique account that spans the entire postwar period, from the author's childhood in newly Soviet western Ukraine and coming of age within the Communist system to th…

  • Piano-Playing Revisited

    Piano-Playing Revisited
    av David Breitman

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781648250101

    Today's pianists are expected to play music of three centuries on a single instrument: Steinway's design from the late 1800s. Other types of pianos, such as Mozart's Walter or Chopin's Pleyel, are increasingly being copied or restored, but they are…

  • Bernstein and Robbins

    Bernstein and Robbins
    av Sophie Redfern

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781648250057

    Leonard Bernstein and choreographer Jerome Robbins stand as giants of the musical-theatre world, but it was ballet that launched their stage careers and established their relationship. With Fancy Free (1944), their triumphant debut collaboration pro…

  • Disability in Africa

    Disability in Africa
    av Toyin Falola

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469715

    While the disability rights movement of recent decades has a rich and well-documented history, it is a history mostly focused on the Global North. Disability in Africa presents an interdisciplinary approach to cultural, health, and policy challenges…

  • Public Health and the Risk Factor

    Public Health and the Risk Factor
    av William G. Rothstein

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580462860

    The greatest revolutions in twentieth-century public health and preventive medicine have been the concepts of risk factors and healthy lifestyles as methods of preventing disease. A risk factor is anything that increases the riskof disease in an ind…

  • Youth and Popular Culture in Africa

    Youth and Popular Culture in Africa

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781648250248

    This edited collection focuses on the links between youth and African popular culture. Contributions by a distinguished group of scholars explore popular culture produced and consumed by young people in contemporary Africa. Essays cover a variety of…

  • African Migration Narratives

    African Migration Narratives
    av Cajetan Iheka

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781648250064

    This essay collection examines the representations of migration in African literature, film, and other visual media. Inspired by the proliferation of texts focused on this theme and the ongoing migration crises, essays in the volume probe the ways i…

  • African Migration Narratives

    African Migration Narratives
    av Cajetan Iheka

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469340

    This essay collection examines the representations of migration in African literature, film, and other visual media. Inspired by the proliferation of texts focused on this theme and the ongoing migration crises, essays in the volume probe the ways i…

  • Adapting the Eighteenth Century

    Adapting the Eighteenth Century
    av Sharon R. Harrow

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469838

    The eighteenth century was a golden age of adaptation: classical epics were adapted to contemporaneous mock-epics, life writing to novels, novels to plays, and unauthorized sequels abounded. In our own time, cultural products of the long eighteenth…

  • Sex Ed, Segregated

    Sex Ed, Segregated
    av Courtney Q. Shah

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465359

    Against the backdrop of the Progressive Era, World War I, and the 1920s, sex education burgeoned in the United States through institutions like the YMCA, the popular press, girls' schools, and the US military. As access to sexualknowledge increased,…

  • Kyiv as Regime City

    Kyiv as Regime City
    av Martin J. Blackwell

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465588

    Kyiv as Regime City charts the resettlement of the Ukrainian capital after Nazi occupation, focusing on the efforts of returning Soviet rulers to regain legitimacy within a Moscow-centered regime still attending to the warfront. Beginning with the U…

  • Smolensk under the Nazis

    Smolensk under the Nazis
    av Laurie Cohen

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580464697

    The 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union ("Operation Barbarossa") significantly altered the lives of the civilians in occupied Russian territories, yet these individuals' stories are overlooked by most scholarly treatments ofthe attack and its a…

  • Debussy's Letters to Inghelbrecht

    Debussy's Letters to Inghelbrecht
    av Margaret G. Cobb

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580461740

    Désiré-Emile Inghelbrecht was a conductor and composer. His friendship with Claude Debussy began in 1911 (although they had met previously), and he soon became one of the Master's closest friends. This book is the first publication, in the original…

  • The Hidden Affliction

    The Hidden Affliction
    av Simon Szreter

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469616

    A multidisciplinary group of prominent scholars investigates the historical relationship between sexually transmitted infections and infertility. Untreated gonorrhea and chlamydia cause infertility in a proportion of women and men. Unlike the much-f…

  • Musical Analyses and Musical Exegesis

    Musical Analyses and Musical Exegesis
    av Jean-jacques Nattiez

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469999

    The field of musicology has in recent decades branched out to incorporate methods from a wide range of other fields. But, when scholars examine a musical work, to what extent should they emphasize immanent (purely internal) features, and to what ext…

  • Bach and Mozart

    Bach and Mozart
    av Robert L. Robert L. Marsh

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469623

    2020 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award Winner The essays in this volume, by one of America's leading authorities on Bach and Mozart, serve a single objective: to promote a deeper understanding of those two great composers both as supremely gif…

  • The United States and West Africa

    The United States and West Africa
    av Alusine Jalloh

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580463089

    Over the last several decades, historians have conducted extensive research into contact between the United States and West Africa during the era of the transatlantic trade. Yet we still understand relatively little about more recent relations betwe…

  • Let the Church Sing!

    Let the Church Sing!
    av Therese Smith

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580461573

    "Let the Church Sing!": Music and Worship in a Black Mississippi Community is based on years of fieldwork by an Irish ethnomusicologist, who examines, in more detail than ever before, how various facets of the Clear Creek citizens' worldview find ex…

  • The Royal Doctors, 1485-1714:

    The Royal Doctors, 1485-1714:
    av Elizabeth Lane Furdell

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580460514

    Drawing upon a myriad of primary and secondary historical sources, The Royal Doctors: Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Stuart Courts investigates the influential individuals who attended England's most important patientsduring a pivotal epoch in t…

  • Captain of Death

    Captain of Death
    av Thomas M. Daniel

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580460705

    The dramatic story of tuberculosis is told here in a straightforward and accessible style. It presents the stories of persons connected with the disease, either as victims, or as those who made contributions to our knowledge of it; in addition to th…

  • Looking for the "Harp" Quartet

    Looking for the "Harp" Quartet
    av Markand Thakar

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465472

    This book is a philosophical tour through the experience of beauty: what it is, and how the composer, performer, and listener all contribute. It explores -- with insight, patience, and humor -- profound issues at the essence of our experience. A stu…

  • Composing for Japanese Instruments

    Composing for Japanese Instruments
    av Minoru Miki

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465526

    The unique sounds of the biwa, shamisen, and other traditional instruments from Japan are heard more and more often in works for the concert hall and opera house. Composing for Japanese Instruments is a practical orchestration and instrumentation ma…

  • Representing Bushmen

    Representing Bushmen
    av Shane Moran

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580462945

    Representing Bushmen draws on the work of Jacques Derrida, Edward Said, and Martin Bernal to show how the study of language was integral to the formation of racial discrimination in South Africa. Author Shane Moran demonstrates the central role of l…

  • Anton Heiller

    Anton Heiller
    av Peter Planyavsky

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580464970

    Anton Heiller is one of the twentieth century's most renowned and influential organists. Born in 1923, Heiller was trained in Vienna and rose to prominence quickly, giving his first solo recital at the age of twenty-two. Before concentrating on the…

  • Ira Aldridge

    Ira Aldridge
    av Bernth Lindfors

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580463812

    Ira Aldridge: The Early Years, 1807-1833 chronicles the rise of one of the modern world's first black classical actors, as he ascended from an impoverished childhood in New York City to a career as a celebrated thespian onthe British stage. After a…

  • History and the Disciplines

    History and the Disciplines
    av Donald R. Kelley

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781878822857

    This collection of essays addresses, in specific historical ways and from particular disciplinary standpoints, the problem of knowledge and what used to be called the classification of the sciences. What is, or what passes for, knowledge? What are i…

  • American Women Composers before 1870

    American Women Composers before 1870
    av David Tick

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781878822598

    Early American women composers are barely represented in standard reference works, yet their output constitutes a significant proportion of the bound sheet music in the collections in the New York Public Library, Yale University,Boston Public Librar…

  • Brahms and the Shaping of Time

    Brahms and the Shaping of Time
    av Scott Murphy

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465977

    Brahms and the Shaping of Time brings together essays by leading music scholars, each of which analyzes the music of Brahms with a particular focus on the music's temporality. The volume reveals numerous ways in which Brahms manipulates such basic e…

  • The Nature of Cities

    The Nature of Cities
    av Andrew C. Isenberg

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580462204

    This volume explores the intersection of cities and the natural environment in an array of urban places, including New York, London, New Orleans, Venice, and Seattle, across a broad period from the late Renaissance to the present.The essays investig…

  • George Rochberg, American Composer

    George Rochberg, American Composer
    av Amy Lynn Wlodarski

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580469470

    George Rochberg, American Composer, is the first comprehensive study devoted to tracing and putting into a rich cultural context the career of George Rochberg, widely acknowledged as one of the most prominent musical postmodernists. Drawing from unp…

  • The Politics of Frenchness in Colonial Algeria, 1930-1954

    The Politics of Frenchness in Colonial Algeria, 1930-1954
    av Jonathan Gosnell

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580461054

    In recent years, a multicultural society and changing conceptions of French identity have been the source of considerable debate in scholarship, literature and the media in France. This book examines equally contested definitionsof French identity f…

  • A Paradise of Priests

    A Paradise of Priests
    av Catherine Saucier

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580464802

    Medieval Liège was the seat of a vast diocese in northwestern Europe and a city of an exceptional number of churches, clergymen, and church musicians. Recognized as a priestly paradise, the city accommodated as many Masses each day as Rome. In this…

  • Horn and Conductor

    Horn and Conductor
    av Harold Meek

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781878822833

    In this volume, Harold Meek, former first horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, shares anecdotes and insights about the joys and travails of playing under Klemperer, Koussevitzky, Munch, and others. He also brings together some important informatio…

  • The Power of African Cultures

    The Power of African Cultures
    av Toyin Falola

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580462976

    This book focuses on the modern cultures of Africa, from the consequences of the imposition of Western rule to the current struggles to define national identities in the context of neo-liberal economic policies and globalization.The book argues that…

  • The History of the Brain and Mind Sciences

    The History of the Brain and Mind Sciences
    av Stephen Casper

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465953

    This history explores the exceptionally complex scientific and medical techniques and practices that have allowed practitioners to claim expertise in the brain and mind sciences over the past two centuries. Based on meticulous historical studies, es…

  • A Man for All Seasons

    A Man for All Seasons
    av Nancy W. Bolger

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465700

    In this stirring collection of essays, author Nancy Bolger leads the reader through the extraordinary life of Robert J. Joynt, MD, PhD, one of the most influential neurologists of the last half century. The story begins on the small-town streets of…

  • On the Principles and Practice of Conducting

    On the Principles and Practice of Conducting
    av Markand Thakar

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580465403

    This book is a practical manual for anyone who stands on a podium helping an ensemble make music. The four main chapters address the major obligations of the conductor: (1) bringing the musical tones to life in the most beautiful,most moving way pos…

  • Mendelssohn, the Organ, and the Music of the Past

    Mendelssohn, the Organ, and the Music of the Past
    av Jurgen Thym

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580464741

    By upbringing, family connections, and education, Felix Mendelssohn was ideally positioned to contribute to the historical legacies of the German people, who in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars discovered that they were a nation with a distinct…

  • A History of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Rochester

    A History of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Rochester
    av Phillip W. Davidson

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781648250194

    The field of intellectual and developmental disabilities has evolved dramatically from the end of the nineteenth century, changing from dehumanizing institutional care to community-based services and supports. The University of Rochester Medical Cen…

  • Shifting Boundaries of Public Health

    Shifting Boundaries of Public Health
    av Susan Gross Solomon

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781580464550

    European public health was a playing field for deeply contradictory impulses throughout the twentieth century. In the 1920s, international agencies were established with great fanfare and postwar optimism to serve as the watchtower of health the wor…