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The Music And Dance Of The World's Religions
     

The Music And Dance Of The World's Religions

by E. Rust
 

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

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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, 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313295614
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Music Reference Collection Series , #54
Pages:
504
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. For the last decade, he has been developing a course on the music and dance of the world's religions. This book is an outgrowth of his interest in the subject.

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