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posted October 7, 1998

Imaging Sound
An Ethnomusicological Study of Music, Art and Culture in Mughal India

By Bonnie Wade
Professor and Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Chair in Music

The rulers of the Mughal Empire of India, who reigned from 1526 to 1858, spared no expense as patrons of the arts. They left as their legacy a rich body of commissioned artistic projects, including illustrated manuscripts and paintings that represent music-making in numerous spheres of Mughal court life, particularly that of women. These images form the basis of Wade's study on how musicians of Hindustan encountered and Indianized music from the Persian cultural sphere.

424 pages
University of Chicago Press


Shifting Japanese American Identities and Politics

By Jere Takahashi
Lecturer in Asian American Studies

Nisei/Sansei presents scholarly insights into the relationship between identity and politics for Japanese Americans, as it examines Japanese American politics from the 1920s to the 1970s. Through his socio-historical analysis, Takahashi develops a case for how the shifting economic and social context shapes the political options and strategies of Japanese Americans.

380 pages
Temple University Press


The Adventures of a Shakespeare Scholar

By Marvin Rosenberg
Professor of Dramatic Art, Emeritus

In this collection of essays, Rosenberg examines the aesthetics of the dramatic form, the cultural contexts in which Shakespeare's plays were created and perceived, the language and characters of the plays, and how critics and theatres of the world interpreted them.

Rosenberg insists that Shakespeare's art fused poetry-of-the-word with poetry-of-the-theatre, each illuminating the other, inseparably.

University of Delaware Press


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