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  • World Music: A Very Short Introductionby Philip V. Bohlman

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 9.99

    World Music draws readers into a remarkable range of historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eight chapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding... more...

  • The Music of European Nationalismby Philip V. Bohlman

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 60.00

    This volume surveys the intersection of music and nationalism by tracing its historical development and interpreting its most recent forms. Several types of music are offered as examples of how music becomes a language and agent for nationalism. more...

  • Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europeby Philip V. Bohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the grandest music spectacle anywhere in the world, the Eurovision... more...

  • Revival and Reconciliationby Philip V. Bohlman

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 92.99

    Drawing upon three decades of research in European sacred music, Philip V. Bohlman calls for a re-examination of European modernity in the twenty first century, a modernity shaped no less by canonic religious and musical practices than by the proliferation of belief systems that today more than ever respond to the diverse belief systems that engender... more...

  • The Cambridge History of World Musicby Philip V. Bohlman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 148.00

    The first comprehensive history of music on a global basis, laying the foundations for a sweeping history of all music. more...

  • Resounding Transcendenceby Jeffers Engelhardt; Philip Bohlman

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Resounding Transcendence is a pathbreaking volume exploring how sacred music effects religious and social transitions. It covers Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist practices in Asia, North America, Africa, and Europe. Rich in ethnographic and historical detail and theoretically ambitious, Resounding Transcendence is essential to the study... more...

  • Celtic Modernby Martin Stokes; Philip V. Bohlman

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 49.99

    This resource offers an opportunity to reflect critically on some of the insistent 'othering' that has accompanied much cultural production in and on the Celtic World, and that have prohibited serious critical engagement with what are sometimes described as the 'traditional' and 'folk' music of Europe. more...

  • Jewish Musical Modernism, Old and Newby Philip V. Bohlman; Sander L. Gilman

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    Tackling the myriad issues raised by Sander Gilman?s provocative opening salvo??Are Jews Musical???this volume?s distinguished contributors present a series of essays that trace the intersections of Jewish history and music from the late nineteenth century to the present. Covering the sacred and the secular, the European and the non-European, and... more...

  • This Thing Called Musicby Victoria Lindsay Levine; Philip V. Bohlman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    In This Thing Called Music: Essays in Honor of Bruno Nettl, editors Victoria Lindsay Levine and Philip V. Bohlman salute not only a great scholar and beloved teacher, but also a thinker whose search for the meaning and ontology of music has exerted a global influence. more...

  • Music in American Religious Experienceby Philip V. Bohlman; Edith Blumhofer; Maria Chow

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    Since the appearance of The Bay Psalm Book in 1640, music has served as a defining factor for American religious experience and has been of fundamental importance in the development of American identity and psyche. The essays in this long-awaited volume explore the diverse ways in which music shapes the distinctive presence of religion in the United... more...