Music as Medicine: The History of Music Therapy Since Antiquity (Hardback)Peregrine Horden (editor)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 934 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 36 mm
`This unique book is essential reading for everyone who acknowledges that music brings both solace and exhilaration, and that it has the power to make coherent sense of our wayward emotions' -Anthony Storr, FRCP, FRCPsych, FRSL.
'Horden's contributions to the volume he has masterminded are of exceptional quality. Ingenuously devised, they comprise not just a general introduction and a monograph chapter, but also a series of analytical commentaries placed before each of the book's three sections. They are elegant and erudite, informative but also questing: a delight for any interested reader to absorb and ponder' -Social History of Medicine
'Many historical questions regarding the therapeutic power of music, its use in healing, its place in specific culture and others are addressed in this book in a systematic, scholarly and sceptical manner... this book is a valid contribution to the history of music therapy' - International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music
`Horden has written a stimulating introduction to the whole book, as well as smaller introductions to all the historical sections, demonstrating not only the historical overview and detail, but also knowledge of the contemporary situation of music therapy' - Nordic Journal of Music Therapy Vol 9(2), 2000.