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Sacred Dance in the Ancient World

Sacred Dance in the Ancient World

By: W. O. E. Oesterley

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Relying on ornamental artwork, ancient inscriptions and literature, the author examines Old Testament terms for "dancing," and forms of musical accompaniment in the time of the Hebrews; the sacred processional dance, performed by Hittites, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans; the ritual dance around sacred objects; and sacred dances performed during harvests and festivals.

Unabridged republication of The Sacred Dance: A Study in Comparative Folklore, Cambridge University Press, London, 1923.
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ISBN 100486424944
ISBN 139780486424941
Author/EditorW. O. E. Oesterley
FormatBook
Page Count256
Dimensions5 3/8 x 8 1/2

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