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Moral views on dance  (2008)

Authors:
A. ARCANGELI
Title:
Moral views on dance
Year:
2008
Type of item:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Book Title:
Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250-1750
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
ISBN:
978-0-253-21985-5
Page numbers:
282-294
Keyword:
Renaissance and baroque dance; theology; law; medicine
Short description of contents:
The legacy of the Renaissance and baroque era is a complex one. The period witnessed a variety of dancing practices and of cultural responses to them. A moral perspective prevailed and proved influential also within the legal and medical discourses. Each author's social milieu and ideological orientation influenced them to portray dance either as a disorderly behaviour which equated human beings to beasts, or as a noble and edifying practice that inserted them within a political and cosmic order. Similar ambiguity characterized the consideration of dance from the perspectives of health and law. However, its beneficial role as a form of physical exercise was rarely challenged, and any radical attempt to simply ban dancing from the civilized world was destined to fail.
Product ID:
41276
Handle IRIS:
11562/317959
Deposited On:
June 19, 2008
Last Modified:
May 22, 2017
Bibliographic citation:
A. ARCANGELI, Moral views on dance Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250-1750ed. by J. NEVILEIndiana University Press2008pp. 282-294

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