Music and International History in the Twentieth Century

TitleMusic and International History in the Twentieth Century
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGienow-Hecht, Jessica C. E.
Number of Pages264
PublisherBerghahn Books
CityNew York

Bringing together scholars from the fields of musicology and international history, this book investigates the significance of music to foreign relations, and how it affected the interaction of nations since the late 19th century. For more than a century, both state and non-state actors have sought to employ sound and harmony to influence allies and enemies, resolve conflicts, and export their own culture around the world. This book asks how we can understand music as an instrument of power and influence, and how the cultural encounters fostered by music changes our ideas about international history.

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