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The English hymn : a critical and historical study

Author: J R Watson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do people sing hymns? Are hymns poetry? What makes a good hymn? The author discusses the nature of hymns and their particular appeal, examines the English hymn as a literary form, and systematically describes its development through four centuries, from the Reformation to the mid-twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Watson, J.R. (John Richard), 1934-
English hymn.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96043077
(OCoLC)35548951
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J R Watson
ISBN: 9780191520488 0191520489 9780191600784 0191600784
OCLC Number: 344004566
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 552 pages)
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: Preface --
Contents --
1. Discussing Hymns: The State of the Art --
2. The Singing of Hymns, and the Experience of Metre --
3. Laud unto the Lord: The Whole Booke of Psalmes --
4. Keeping Company with David's Psalms: George Wither and Others --
5. The Seventeenth-Century Anglican Tradition --
6. The Journey to Zion: Puritan Psalms and Hymns --
7. Isaac Watts --
8. After Watts --
9. John and Charles Wesley --
10. Charles Wesley and His Art --
11. After the Wesleys --
12. The Romantic Period: Montgomery, Heber, Keble --
13. The Victorian Hymn. 14. The Oxford Movement, and the Revival of Ancient Hymnody --
15. Hymns Ancient and Modern --
16. Victorian Women Hymn-Writers --
17. American Hymnody --
18. Different Traditions --
19. Into the Twentieth Century --
Select Bibliography --
Index --
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Responsibility: J.R. Watson.
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