The Voice of Nations: European National Anthems and Their Authors (Hardback)
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The Voice of Nations: European National Anthems and Their Authors (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 28/02/1995
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This first in-depth study of European national anthems analyzes their evolution as indicative of the culture, characteristics, and histories of the 15 different nations. Beyond these specific features, The Voice of Nations explores common themes such as the quest for liberty, independence, patriotism, national resurrection, and self-determination. The book also probes the reasons why these anthems are still in use and addresses their relevance in the era of European integration. Professor Eyck, a European-born historian, uses primary sources hitherto unavailable in this country and examines those anthems that were created spontaneously, rather than commissioned by rulers. Anthems included belong to countries that enjoyed sovereignty for either centuries or decades before 1914. Each chapter outlines the country's situation when the poem, destined to anthem status, was created; summarizes the life and work of the author; shows how and when the poem was set to music, and why it evolved into the song that became a symbol of a particular state and its people. Students, teachers, public and research libraries, and all interested in European music, history, literature, and national culture will find this gracefully written study a fascinating one.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313293207
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 551 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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"(This) accurate and well-written book....is recommended for all academic and large public libraries."-Music Reference Services Quarterly
?(This) accurate and well-written book....is recommended for all academic and large public libraries.?-Music Reference Services Quarterly

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