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World Musics In Context : A Comprehensive Survey of The World'S Major Musical Cultures - Peter Fletcher

World Musics In Context

A Comprehensive Survey of The World'S Major Musical Cultures

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780195175073
Number Of Pages: 752

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World Musics in Context is a wide-ranging survey of musics of the world, in their historical and social contexts, from ancient times to the present day. Ethnomusicologist Peter Fletcher begins by describing aspects of musical style and function in relation to the early developments of civilizations. He then goes on to explore, in five parts, music of the ancient world, music of Africa and Asia, European music, North and South American traditions, and music of the modern world. A compendium of information as well as an examination of musical causation and function, this book gives a deeper understanding of the various musical traditions that contribute to the modern, multicultural environment.

"Peter Fletcher deserves a great deal of credit . . . It is a brave effort . . . a Herculean task . . . World Musics in Context is a great achievement."--Notes

List of Platesp. xi
List of Mapsp. xvi
Forewordp. 1
Introductionp. 31
Genesisp. 47
Elemental Features of Musicp. 49
Aspects of Civilizationp. 64
Early Oligarchies in Mesopotamia and Egyptp. 77
Diverging Traditions 1: South and Central Asiap. 94
Diverging Traditions 2: Europep. 118
Traditional Musics of Africa and Asiap. 143
Africap. 145
West Asiap. 185
The Indian Subcontinentp. 225
South East Asiap. 267
East Asiap. 323
Europep. 409
New Horizonsp. 411
Enlightenmentp. 439
Disintegrationp. 456
The New Worldp. 481
Cultural Mix in Latin Americap. 483
Europeans North of Mexicop. 533
Africans North of Mexicop. 563
The Modern Worldp. 597
Tradition and Changep. 599
Westernization and National Musical Identity in Africa and Asiap. 616
The Postmodern Westp. 671
Bibliographyp. 696
Credits for Illustrationsp. 717
Indexp. 719
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ISBN: 9780195175073
ISBN-10: 0195175077
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.04