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Harmonic Closure: Music Theory And Perception, Burton S. Rosner, Eugene Narmour Jan 1992

Harmonic Closure: Music Theory And Perception, Burton S. Rosner, Eugene Narmour

Departmental Papers (Music)

Music theorists have often disagreed about the material variables that determine the perception of harmonic closure. To investigate this controversial topic, we presented subjects with pairs of selected two-chord progressions. The subjects judged which member of each pair seemed more closed. Preferences varied across pairs of cadences and generally obeyed transitivity. Quantitative reformulation of theoretical harmonic variables permitted correlational analysis of the results. Three or four variables, including one or two that reflect learned stylistic structures, best explained our findings. Conventional harmonic factors of scale step, soprano position, and root position demonstrated surprisingly little explanatory power.


Tragedy And Transcendence: The Meaning Of 1492 For Jewish History, David B. Ruderman Jan 1992

Tragedy And Transcendence: The Meaning Of 1492 For Jewish History, David B. Ruderman

Departmental Papers (History)

This year we commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of a tragic expulsion. Our history is replete with tragic moments, but this moment is of enormous significance for Jewish as well as for Christian and Moslem history. For Jews, 1492 constituted the abrupt end of an extraordinary cultural experience, a formative and repercussive period in the life of our people affecting every area of its civilization: Halakha, philosophy, kabbalah, poetry, ethical literature, messianism, political thought, and more.2 A world of enormous vitality and effervescence, a world, both in its high and low points, that can teach us a great deal ...


Jewish Preaching And The Language Of Science: The Sermons Of Azariah Figo, David B. Ruderman Jan 1992

Jewish Preaching And The Language Of Science: The Sermons Of Azariah Figo, David B. Ruderman

Departmental Papers (History)

The age in which the preachers of the Italian ghettos delivered their sermons was also the great age of scientific discovery in Europe. Far removed both geographically and culturally from the cramped but ornate synagogues of Venice, Ferrara, or Mantua, Galileo peered through his famous telescope, Vesalius performed his revolutionary anatomical experiments, and Bacon and Descartes reflected deeply on the new methods of fathoming the natural world from their own distinctive perspectives. Beyond the walls ostensibly separating Jews from the social and cultural life of their Christian contemporaries, a revolution was taking place in astronomy, in physics, and in the ...


Jewish Thought In Newtonian England: The Career And Writings Of David Nieto (In Memory Of Jacob J. Petuchowski), David B. Ruderman Jan 1992

Jewish Thought In Newtonian England: The Career And Writings Of David Nieto (In Memory Of Jacob J. Petuchowski), David B. Ruderman

Departmental Papers (History)

David Nieto (1654-1728), the first rabbi of the new Bevis Marks Synagogue and the hakham of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation of London at the beginning of the eighteenth century, is not an unstudied figure in recent Jewish historiography. From the early portrait of Moses Gaster to the later elaborations of Cecil Roth and Moses Hyamson, and from the exhaustive bibliographical study of Israel Solomons to the pioneering study of Nieto's thought by Jacob Petuchowski, Nieto's public career and theological writings have been examined as well as any other Jewish intellectual figure of early modern Europe.1 Yet ...


Videotape Dialogues On The History Of Anthropology Jan 1992

Videotape Dialogues On The History Of Anthropology

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Charting The Progress Of Animism: E. B. Tylor On "The Common Religion Of Mankind", George W. Stocking Jr., Edward Burnett Tylor Jan 1992

Charting The Progress Of Animism: E. B. Tylor On "The Common Religion Of Mankind", George W. Stocking Jr., Edward Burnett Tylor

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Recent Journal Numbers Jan 1992

Recent Journal Numbers

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Recent Dissertations Jan 1992

Recent Dissertations

History of Anthropology Newsletter

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Announcements Jan 1992

Announcements

History of Anthropology Newsletter

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Front Matter Jan 1992

Front Matter

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


"One Does Not Get As Much From The Girls": Franz Boas And Women Students, Douglas Cole, Franz Boas Jan 1992

"One Does Not Get As Much From The Girls": Franz Boas And Women Students, Douglas Cole, Franz Boas

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Research In Progress Jan 1992

Research In Progress

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Recent Dissertations Jan 1992

Recent Dissertations

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Recent Work By Subscribers Jan 1992

Recent Work By Subscribers

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Suggested By Our Readers Jan 1992

Suggested By Our Readers

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Gleanings From Academic Gatherings Jan 1992

Gleanings From Academic Gatherings

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Announcements Jan 1992

Announcements

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Volume 19, Issue 1 Jan 1992

Volume 19, Issue 1

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Early Field Recordings Jan 1992

Early Field Recordings

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Research In Progress Jan 1992

Research In Progress

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Recent Work By Subscribers Jan 1992

Recent Work By Subscribers

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Suggest By Our Readers Jan 1992

Suggest By Our Readers

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Gleanings From Academic Gatherings Jan 1992

Gleanings From Academic Gatherings

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Volume 19, Issue 2 Jan 1992

Volume 19, Issue 2

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Review Of: J.B. Hainsworth, The Idea Of Epic. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1991., Sheila Murnaghan Jan 1992

Review Of: J.B. Hainsworth, The Idea Of Epic. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1991., Sheila Murnaghan

Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

No abstract provided.


Review Of Christine Perkell, The Poet's Truth: A Study Of The Poet In Virgil's Georgics, Joseph Farrell Jan 1992

Review Of Christine Perkell, The Poet's Truth: A Study Of The Poet In Virgil's Georgics, Joseph Farrell

Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

No abstract provided.


Folklore In The Ancient Near East, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1992

Folklore In The Ancient Near East, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

This article will examine how the concept of "folklore" has been applied to the literature of the ANE.

A. Terminology

B. Comparative Method

1. Comparison with Ancient Cultures

2. Comparison with Postbiblical Literatures

3. Comparison with Islamic Cultures in the Near East

4. Cross-cultural Comparison

5. Comparison of Forms

6. Morphological Studies

7. Poetic Comparison

C. Ethnographic Method

1. Themes and Figures

2. Genres

3. Transmission of Tradition

D. Folklore and the Biblical Text


Introduction, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1992

Introduction, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

The Jews are a people whose historical roots are in the ancient land of Israel. In this country their Hebrew language initially developed, and their oral traditions, in prose and poetry, entered into their canonized holy scriptures and subsequent religious, judicial, and literary textual compilations that gained central position in Jewish life throughout history. Together with the Bible, these works, the Mishnah, the midrashic collections, and the Talmuds, the Jerusalem as well as the Babylonian, served as the foundations for their narrative traditions that developed when the Jews were in exile, diffused among other peoples.


Front Matter Jan 1992

Front Matter

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Emergence Of "Ethnography" Ca. 1770 In Gã¼Ttingen, Han F. Vermeulen Jan 1992

The Emergence Of "Ethnography" Ca. 1770 In Gã¼Ttingen, Han F. Vermeulen

History of Anthropology Newsletter

No abstract provided.