The Music And Dance Of The World's Religions

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Despite the world-wide association of music and dance with religion, this is the first full-length study of the subject from a global perspective. The work consists of 3,816 references divided among 37 chapters. It covers tribal, regional, and global religions and such subjects as shamanism, liturgical dance, healing, and the relationship of music, mathematics, and mysticism. The referenced materials display such diverse approaches as analysis of music and dance, description of context, direct experience, ...

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Overview

Despite the world-wide association of music and dance with religion, this is the first full-length study of the subject from a global perspective. The work consists of 3,816 references divided among 37 chapters. It covers tribal, regional, and global religions and such subjects as shamanism, liturgical dance, healing, and the relationship of music, mathematics, and mysticism. The referenced materials display such diverse approaches as analysis of music and dance, description of context, direct experience, observation, and speculation. The references address topics from such disciplines as sociology, anthropology, history, linguistics, musicology, ethnomusicology, theology, medicine, semiotics, and computer technology.

Chapter 1 consists of general references to religious music and dance. The remaining 36 chapters are organized according to major geographical areas. Most chapters begin with general reference works and bibliographies, then continue with topics specific to the region or religion. This book will be of use to anyone with an interest in music, dance, religion, or culture.

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Contains some 3,800 references, most briefly annotated, to English- language print resources published mainly since the 1970s, including books and book sections, journal articles, dissertations, and entries in dictionaries and encyclopedias, and excluding articles from magazines and monthly periodicals. Sections are organized geographically, and encompass Buddhism, Shamanism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, the Shakers, and Afro-American and Native American traditions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313295614
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Music Reference Collection Series , #54
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

E. GARDNER RUST is Professor of Music at Sonoma State University, California, where he has taught courses in world music for over 25 years.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

General References and Studies

Asia: General References

North Asia and Lapland: Shamanism

China/Taiwan

Tibet

Korea

Japan

Mongolia

Central Asia

Southeast Asia

South Asia: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan

Zoroastrianism and the Parsis of India

The Ancient Near East

Music and Dance in the Bible

Judaism

European Christianity: General References, Histories, Surveys, and Liturgy

The Church of Rome

Western European Plainchant

Western European Polyphony

Liturgical Reforms of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Vatican II (1962-1965)

Orthodox and Other Non-Latin Christian Rites: Liturgy and Music

Religious Music in Great Britain

Protestant Music on the European Continent

Liturgical Dance and Drama

Islam

Music, Mathematics, and Mysticism

Sub-Saharan Africa

North America: Euro-American and Afro-American Religious Music: General References

North America: Religious Music of Euro-American Origin

North America: Afro-American Religious Music

Spirituals and Gospels

Contemporary Christian Music

Jewish and Asian-American Religious Music

Latin American and Afro-American Religious Music of Central and South America and the West Indies

North American Indians: General References

North American Indians: Music and Dance by Region

Central and South American Indians

Eskimo and Inuit Religious Music

Oceania

Addendum

Author Index

Subject Index

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