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  • Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400-1505by Lewis Lockwood

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 33.99

    Based on extensive documentary and archival research, Music in Renaissance Ferrara is a study of the rise of music at a vital center of Italian Renaissance culture, focusing on the patrons and musicians whose efforts gave Ferrara a primary role in European music during the fifteenth century. The successive rulers of the Italian city-state, members... more...

  • Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation Englandby Jonathan Willis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England' breaks new ground in the religious history of Elizabethan England through a closely focused study of the role of music and the Reformation. By reintegrating music back into the study of the Elizabethan church, it provides an enriched understanding of the complex process of the formation... more...

  • Postwar Literature, 1945-1970by John Cusatis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Postwar Literature: 1945?1970 covers American literature during the postwar period. Containing approximately 40 study guides, this new resource provides the necessary background information, suggests helpful areas of research, and lists the best secondary sources for students writing about this era of American literature. Topics covered include: The... more...

  • Women, the Recited Qur?an, and Islamic Music in Indonesiaby Anne Rasmussen

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced... more...

  • Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italyby Andrew Dell'Antonio

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 57.95

    The early seventeenth century, when the first operas were written and technical advances with far-reaching consequences?such as tonal music?began to develop, is also notable for another shift: the displacement of aristocratic music-makers by a new professional class of performers. In this book, Andrew Dell?Antonio looks at a related phenomenon: the... more...

  • Synagogue Songby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Throughout history, music has been a fixture of Jewish religious life. Musical references appear in biblical accounts of the Red Sea crossing and King Solomon's coronation, and music continues to play a central role in virtually every Jewish occasion. Through 100 brief chapters, this volume considers theoretical approaches to the study of Jewish... more...

  • Music in the Seventeenth Centuryby Lorenzo Bianconi; David Bryant

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 66.00

    Examines musical life in the seventeenth century, a period of profound change in the history of music. more...

  • The History of Modern Swedish Musicby Robert Quist

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This work examines Swedish art music during modern times. It includes an examination of lateromantic composers and styles, the modernist devotion to international styles and its influence on neoclassical composers, and who blended the modern avant garde with traditional styles and genres. This book contains fourteen black and white photographs. more...

  • Portobello Voicesby Blanche Girouard

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Portobello Market has been going since 1860. It boasts the largest antiques street market in the world, is a source of inspiration for fashion designers, photographers, novelists, song writers and film directors, receives over a million visitors a year... and is at risk. Discover what really lies behind the hustle and bustle of market life. Blanche... more...

  • God Bless Americaby Robert Hendrickson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 17.95

    The Queen?s English has no place across the pond, where a long history of defiance, creativity, and originality has made its way into the everyday vocabulary of Americans coast-to-coast. God Bless America  is an informative and entertaining guide to the meaning and history beneath our uniquely American words and phrases. Robert Hendrickson makes... more...