Category: Music and Dance

The Ancient English Morris Dance

Michael Heaney

This book traces the history of morris dancing in England, from its introduction in the 15th century, through the contention of the Reformation and Civil War, when morris dancing and maypoles became potent symbols of the older ways of living, to its re-invention as an emblem of Victorian concepts of Merrie England in the 19th century. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.99

The Ottoman Tanbûr

Hans de Zeeuw

Tanbûrs are long-necked lute-like instruments played in the art, Sûfî, and folk musical traditions along the Silk Road and beyond. This book provides a detailed study of the history of the tanbûr, its role in Ottoman music, construction and playing technique. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Arab Music: A Survey of Its History and Its Modern Practice

Leo Plenckers

This book offers a comprehensive survey of the history and the development of Arab music and musical theory from its pre-Islamic roots until 1970, as well as a discussion of the major genres and forms practiced today, such as the Egyptian gīl, the Algerian raï and Palestinian hip hop; it also touches upon musical instruments and folk music. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Turkish Long-Necked Lute Saz or Bağlama

Hans de Zeeuw

The saz or bağlama, a generic name for long-necked lutes in Turkey, plays an important role in Turkish musical culture. This volume focusses on the instrument's cultural-historical background while briefly discussing various saz or bağlama types and their construction, tuning, and playing techniques. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

Tanbûr Long-Necked Lutes along the Silk Road and beyond

Hans de Zeeuw

This book is divided into two main parts: ‘The Tanbûr Tradition’ discusses the origin, history, construction and playing techniques of tanbûrs; ‘The Tanbûr Family’ focusses on long-necked lutes as a family of musical instruments. After a short introduction, the construction, playing technique, and musical traditions are discussed. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Percy Manning: The Man Who Collected Oxfordshire

ed. Michael Heaney

This volume provides the first detailed biography Percy Manning (1870-1917), an Oxford antiquary who amassed enormous collections about the history of Oxford and Oxfordshire. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00