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Description - The Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Tradition in Mongolia by Peter K. Marsh

This book examines the processes of cultural modernization in Mongolia, using as its focus the folk instrument known as the 'horse-head fiddle' ( morin khuur ). In telling the story of this folk fiddle, Peter Marsh traces its development from a popular nomadic folk instrument to a powerful icon of Mongolian national identity. The fiddle provides a key example of the integration of rural Mongolian traditions with urban and professional life in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415971560
ISBN-10: 041597156X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter K. Marsh

Peter K. Marsh is Assistant Professor of Music at California State University, East Bay. He has written extensively on issues related to musical tradition and modernity in Mongolia, including "Global Hip-Hop and Youth Cultural Politics in Urban Mongolia," in Mongolian Culture and Society in the Age of Globalization, edited by Henry G. Schwarz (Bellingham: Western Washington University Press, 2006).