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Anthem Quality : National Songs: A Theoretical Survey, Hardback Book

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
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  • Category: Music
  • ISBN: 9781841507378

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