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A New Period in History

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

There are no neat boundaries in history. If one looks at broad movements such as “Zionism,” “Romanticism,” “Futurism,” or “Hasidism,” one sees that they are characterized by a heterogeneous but ... More


Popular Views of the Savage

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The existence of extensive scholarship on the Noble Savage in literary fiction allows one to see how problematic the concept is. On the one hand, it would be surprising if the writers of a “romantic” ... More


Romanticism and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe

Ivan T. Berend

in History Derailed: Central and Eastern Europe in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232990
eISBN:
9780520932098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232990.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes romanticism, which came from Western Europe via Germany and brought the Western European zeitgeist of freedom and nationalism. Romanticism was primarily responsible for ... More


Ruins

Rudy Koshar

in From Monuments to Traces: Artifacts of German Memory, 1870-1990

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217683
eISBN:
9780520922525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217683.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the significance of ruins in the German memory landscape, the most imposing and creative feature of which was the ruin. The ruin, even when it was under attack by those who ... More


Eclecticism and Commitment

Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi

in Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230552
eISBN:
9780520930773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230552.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In contrast to the confrontational discourse surrounding earlier turning points, such as the Reformation, the language of Vatican II was remarkably conciliatory. This study stresses how open to ... More


Introduction

Stephen Rumph

in Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Beethoven was a political composer who dedicated his art to the problems of human freedom, justice, progress, and community. The political note in his music echoes the tragic times in which he lived. ... More


1809

Stephen Rumph

in Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter briefly sorts Beethoven's works chronologically, beginning in 1814 with the Congress of Vienna, which articulates the notorious dualism between late Beethoven and Rossini. 1809 is ... More


Wagner Lives: Issues in Autobiography

John Deathridge

in Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter takes a look at Wagner's own portrayals of his life, some issues they raise, the philosophical spirit in they were attempted, and their effect on the generation that came immediately ... More


Pacifism, Political Action, and Artistic Endeavor

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter inquires into the cause for the conspicuous absence of erotic portrayal through music based on the theory propounded by Eduard Hanslick in his work On The Musically Beautiful (1854). It ... More


A Tale of Two Critics: Rosenfeld and Haggin

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter gives an account of two famous music critics Paul Rosenfeld and Bernard Haggin. Composers and critics alike were troubled by the distinct psychological approach and Impressionist ... More


Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903

Joseph Kerman

in The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520243583
eISBN:
9780520941397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243583.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

An early version of the fantasy dates back to Bach's Weimar years. Its flamboyance and freedom, pathos and furor recommended it to the age of sensibility in the late eighteenth century as well as to ... More


Music Making as Popular Practice

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the gap between the arrival of American musical romanticism and the emergence of musical modernism during the first few decades of the twentieth century. Unlike previous ... More


Is Music in Decline?

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter reviews musical critics who see every innovation in music as a decline. An attitude of this nature on the part of a music critic can very well end up with a determination that it would ... More


Rendezvous with Apollo: Form Is Feeling

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter highlights the rift between two forms of music, namely, romanticism and classical, on the virtue of the intensity of emotions expressed through them. Consistent with the Romantic thesis ... More


Setting the Scene: Grandiose Symphonics and the Trouble with Art

Peter Franklin

in Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280397
eISBN:
9780520958036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280397.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Negotiating Taruskin's concept of maximalism, this chapter explains the character of the period covered and establishes the subject as that of art and its audience in the age of modernism. The book's ... More


Beethoven Heroine: A Female Allegory of Music and Authorship in Egmont

Matthew Head

in Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273849
eISBN:
9780520954762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273849.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The last chapter, exploring Goethe’s tragedy Egmont, set by Reichardt and by Beethoven, illustrates the continuing currency of female musical ascendency on the Viennese stage as late as 1810. Music ... More


Recombinant Phantasmagoria

Andrew B. Kipnis

in From Village to City: Social Transformation in a Chinese County Seat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289703
eISBN:
9780520964273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289703.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the phantasmagoria, the imaginary experience of shifting images of Zouping as a place, especially as experienced when walking the streets of the city. It examines how public ... More


“A Pretty Shitty Place Out There”

James B. Waldram

in Hound Pound Narrative: Sexual Offender Habilitation and the Anthropology of Therapeutic Intervention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272552
eISBN:
9780520952478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272552.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines prospective narratives, as the inmates look into their futures as sexual offenders and explore anticipated experiences both in their home penitentiaries and in the community. ... More


An Uphill Climb

Andrew Denning

in Skiing into Modernity: A Cultural and Environmental History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284272
eISBN:
9780520959897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284272.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the two main subjects of the book–skiing and the Alps–before they came into contact with one another. It begins by tracing the history of the Alps before skiing, showing how ... More


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