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Revising her classic 1989 book Harps and Harpists, Roslyn Rensch expands her authoritative history of this timeless instrument. This lavishly illustrated edition, with 137 black-and-white images and 24 color plates, surveys the progress of the harp from antiquity to the present day. The new edition includes two new chapters; an extensive bibliography and index; personal anecdotes of the author’s studies under Alberto Salvi; and an appendix on the Roslyn Rensch Papers and Harp Collection, which are housed at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. PART I: The Harp in the Ancient World
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. 1 The Beginning
  2. pp. 21-36
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  1. 2 Beyond the Earliest Sources
  2. pp. 37-44
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  1. PART II: The Non-Pedal Harp in Western Europe and North America
  2. pp. 45-46
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  1. 3 Early Representations
  2. pp. 47-69
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  1. 4 The Harp in Art, 1200–1665
  2. pp. 70-92
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  1. 5 The Harp in Literature and Music
  2. pp. 93-114
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  1. 6 Concerning Non-pedal Harps and Harpists
  2. pp. 115-142
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  1. PART III: The Pedal Harp in Western Europe and North America
  2. pp. 143-144
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  1. 7 Some Early Harps, Harpists, and Music
  2. pp. 145-164
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  1. 8 From Single to Double Action
  2. pp. 165-216
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  1. 9 The Colonies and the United States
  2. pp. 217-239
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  1. 10 The Harp International
  2. pp. 240-258
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  1. PART IV: Retrospection and the Future
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. 11 Some Notable Events
  2. pp. 261-307
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  1. 12 Four Essays by the Author
  2. pp. 308-336
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 337-342
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 343-366
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 367-378
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 379-399
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253030290
Related ISBN
9780253348937
MARC Record
OCLC
971123246
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2017-02-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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