Sacred Dance in the Ancient World

Sacred Dance in the Ancient World


By (author) W. O. E. Oesterley

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 139mm x 219mm x 13mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 28 March 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486424944
  • ISBN 13: 9780486424941
  • Edition statement: Reprint
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  • Sales rank: 801,687

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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.

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