Horden, Peregrine: Music as Medicine (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Subtitle: The History of Music Therapy Since Antiquity

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Contents: Introduction, Peregrine Horden; Musical solutions: past and present in Music therapy, Peregrine Horden; Part I: Ancient Literate Traditions: Commentary on part I with a note on China, Peregrine Horden; Music therapy in antiquity, Martin West; Jewish and Muslim traditions of music therapy, Amnon Shiloah; Music therapy: some possibilities in the Indian tradition J.B. Katz; Part II: Medieval Europe: Commentary on part II, with a note on the early Middle Ages, Peregrine Horden; Music and medicine in the thirteenth century, Christopher Page; Music therapy in the later Middle Ages: the case of Hugo van der Goes, Peter Murray Jones; Part III: Renaissance and Early Modern Europe: Commentary on part III, with a note on Paracelsus, Peregrine Horden; Marsilio Ficino, the second Orpheus, Angela Voss; Music, melancholy and medical spirits in early modern thought, Penelope Gouk; Curing man and the Cosmos: the power of music in French Renaissance poetry, Noel Heather; Musical treatments for lovesickness: the early modern heritage, Linda Phyllis Austern; Part IV: Tarantism: Commentary on part IV, with a note on the origins of Tarantism, Peregrine Horden; Ritualized illness and music therapy: views of Tarantism in the kingdom of Naples, David Gentilcore; Medical theories of Tarantism in eighteenth-century Spain, Pilar León Sanz; Tarantism in contemporary Italy: the Tarantula’s dance reviewed and revived, Karen Lüdtke; Part V: Modern currents: Commentary on part V, with notes on nineteenth-century America and on mesmerism and theosophy, Peregrine Horden; Music as cause and cure of illness in nineteenth-century Europe, Cheryce Kramer; Shamanism, music and the soul train, Keith Howard; The music therapy profession in modern Britain, Helen M. Tyler; Index.