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Keeping together in time : dance and drill in human history

Author: William Hardy McNeill
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
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In Keeping Together in Time one of the most widely read and respected historians in America pursues the possibility that coordinated rhythmic movement - and the shared feelings it evokes - has been a powerful force in holding human groups together. As he has done for historical phenomena as diverse as warfare, plague, and the pursuit of power, William McNeill brings a dazzling breadth and depth of knowledge to his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McNeill, William Hardy, 1917-
Keeping together in time.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
(DLC) 95008794
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Hardy McNeill
ISBN: 0674502299 9780674502291 9780674040878 0674040872
OCLC Number: 73999022
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 198 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Muscular bonding; human evolution; small communities; religious ceremonies; politics and war.
Responsibility: William H. McNeill.

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This work looks at the possibility that co-ordinated rhythmic movement has been a powerful force in holding human groups together. It discusses topics which include: the behaviour of chimpanzees,  Read more...

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This scholarly and creative exploration of the largely unresearched phenomenon of shared euphoria aroused by unison movement moves across the disciplines of dance, history, sociology, and Read more...

 
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