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  1. The Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Tradition in Mongolia

    By Peter K. Marsh

    Series: Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations

    Few other nations have undergone as profound a change in their social, political, and cultural life as Mongolia did in the twentieth century. Beginning the century as a largely rural, nomadic, and tradition-oriented society, the nation was transformed by the end of this century into a largely...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Birth of Western Painting (Routledge Revivals)

    A History of Colour, Form and Iconography

    By Robert Byron, David Talbot Rice

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1930, this book deals with Byzantine art, not as an isolated province, but as one intimately connected with the subsequent history of European painting. After a summary of the whole question in its relation to modern art, the second chapter opens with a novel analysis of the...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 1: Europe

    Edited by Peter Nagy, Philippe Rouyer

    The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre:Europe covers theatre since World War II in forty-seven European nations, including the nations which re-emerged following the break-up of the former USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Each national article is divided into twelve sections - History,...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Black Orpheus

    Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison

    By Saadi A. Simawe

    Series: Border Crossings

    The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Benjamin Britten

    A Guide to Research

    By Peter J. Hodgson

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    This work constitutes the largest and most comprehensive research guide ever published about Benjamin Britten. Entries survey the most significant published materials relating to the composer, including bibliographies, catalogs, letters and documents, conference reports, biographies, and...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ragtime

    An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography

    By Dave Jasen

    Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography is the definitive reference work for this important popular form of music that flourished from the 1890s through the 1920s, and was one of the key predecessors of jazz. It collects for the first time entries on all the important composers and...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Maurice Ravel

    A Guide to Research

    By Zank Stephen

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    Maurice Ravel: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and theorist....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Building Jerusalem

    Art, Industry and the British Millennium

    By John Pick

    A lively and provocative account of the arts in Britain, Building Jerusalem suggests that even after fifty years of state planning of Britain's "leisure industries" the country is nevertheless approaching the millennium in a state of cultural confusion. Drawing on a wealth of historical material...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty

    Boys Were Their Gods

    By Andrew Lear, Eva Cantarella

    This lavishly illustrated book brings together, for the first time, all of the different ways in which vase-painting portrays or refers to pederasty, from scenes of courtship, foreplay, and sex, to scenes of Zeus with his boy-love Ganymede, to painted inscriptions praising the beauty of boys. ...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge