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ISBN : OXFORD:600094494
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Language : en
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Category : History
Editor : BRILL
ISBN : 9789004313842
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Language : en
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In Out of the Cloister, Suzanne LaVere uncovers a particular strain of interpretation of the biblical Song of Songs in and around 12th and 13th-century Paris that champions an active life of preaching and reform for the secular clergy.

Category : Music
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199915095
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Language : en
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Just as our society delights in citations, quotations, and allusions in myriad contexts, not least in popular song, late medieval poets and composers knew well that such references could greatly enrich their own works. In The Art of the Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut, author Yolanda Plumley explores the penchant for borrowing in chansons and lyrics from fourteenth-century France, uncovering a practice integral to the experiments in form, genre, and style that ushered in a new school of lyric. Working across disciplinary boundaries, Plumley traces creative appropriations in the burgeoning "fixed forms" of this new tradition to build a more intimate understanding of the shared experience of poetry and music in the generations leading up to, and including, Guillaume de Machaut. Exploring familiar and less studied collections of songs as well as lyrics without music, this book sheds valuable light on the poetic and musical knowledge of authors and their audiences, and on how poets and composers devised their works and engaged their readers or listeners. It presents fresh insights into when and in which milieus the classic Ars nova polyphonic chanson took root and flourished, and into the artistic networks of which Machaut formed a part. As Plumley reveals, old songs lingered alongside the new in the collective imagination well beyond what the written sources imply, reminding us of the continued importance of memory and orality in this age of increasing literacy. The first detailed study of citational practice in the French fourteenth-century song-writing tradition, The Art of Grafted Song will appeal to students and scholars of medieval French music and literature, cultural historians, and others interested in the historical and social context of music and poetry in the late Middle Ages.

Category : Music
Editor : Tate Publishing
ISBN : 9781598866360
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Language : en
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Author Patrick Bentley challenges his readers to labor for the meat that will never perish in his new book The Birth of a Song. Many years of trials in Patricks life has created some extraordinary testimonies that include giving birth to hundreds of new songs to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. Included in these beautifully written pages, Bentley unveils many hidden mysteries, such as how to count the mark of the beast (Revelation 13: 18) and why the United States of America is in the heart of Jer USA lem. The Birth of a Song is a must read for all believers in Christ Jesus. In these spiritually inspirational lyrics, you can feel the love of the lord through your very soul

Category : History
Editor : DeepLogic
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Language : en
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The book is the volume of “The History of Literature in Song, Liao, Jin and Xixia of Dynasty ” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Editor : Balboa Press
ISBN : 9781504317962
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Language : en
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When her son was murdered in 1982, Amie began to question the very depth of her existence. Each step of her journey took her closer to the discovery that we are more than a physical body, that we are never alone, and that help is there for the asking. Everyone has the same potential for spiritual growth, and once their search has begun, a shift takes place in the laws surrounding their life. Those who are on a spiritual search might find some answers between the covers of this book.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Annick Press
ISBN : 9781773210025
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Language : en
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Listen to the music of the trees. This joyful book follows the life cycle of a tree as it grows from seedling to mature tree, and finally gives way to a new sapling. At every stage of the tree’s life, children are seen playing under its branches. Each season brings with it new sounds, whether it’s the chirping of birds in the spring or the flitter flutter of leaves in the fall. As well as a home for animals, the tree provides a canopy for a summer picnic, and a perfect place to hang a swing. Most important of all, when old age fells the tree, it provides an acorn from which a new tree will grow. Colorful illustrations with lots of small details will capture the attention of young readers, while the lyrical text makes this an ideal read-aloud book. It can also serve as the perfect introduction to nature’s life cycles.

Category : Arbor Day
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ISBN : HARVARD:32044040616963
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Language : en
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Category : Musicals
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ISBN : UOM:39015056363206
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Language : en
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Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN : 9781525304224
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Language : en
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The coolest facts about the music we make, listen to and love. This illustrated book explores how music and the ways we experience it has transformed over the years and the science behind all of it. It starts with the basics — how does sound work? and what, exactly, is music? — then follows the progression of music-recording technology, from the phonograph to streaming. It covers how everyday items like headphones were created, and includes a look at the science of how we experience music (like why we can’t get certain songs out of our heads). All while suggested playlists accompany the text so that readers can listen along! Kids know that music moves them. Now they can learn how!