Melting the Venusberg: A Feminist Theology of Music

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This book begins with a pointed critique of the foundations of the understanding of Western music: that music from Pythagoras to the Renaissance has been viewed as the source and model of order in the universe and in society. Unfortunately that order was rigidly hierarchical, so that over the centuries music reinforced established social prejudices, particularly those against women. Nowhere was this more evident than in religious music that was regarded by male ecclesiastics and scholars as the instrument of choice for ...

Melting the Venusberg: A Feminist Theology of Music 2004, Continuum, New York

ISBN-13: 9780826416483

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Melting the Venusberg: A Feminist Theology of Music 2004, Continuum, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780826416476

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