Anthem Quality : National Songs: A Theoretical Survey Hardback
Thought of most often in the context of the Olympics or other sporting events, national anthems are a significant way for a nation and its citizens to express their identity and unity.
Despite their prevalence, anthems as an expression of national self-image and culture have rarely been examineduntil now.
Anthem Quality analyzes the lyrics of many anthems in order to explore their historical and contemporary context.
Christopher Kelen s research reveals how many of the world s most famous and best-known national anthems, including The Marseillaise, The Star-Spangled Banner, and God Save the Queen deal with such topics as authority, religion, and political devotion. "
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Intellect Books
- Publication Date: 11/04/2014
- Category: Music
- ISBN: 9781841507378
- Paperback / softback from £26.35