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Perpetual Peace and the Idea of "Concert" in Eighteenth-Century Thought

Abstract : Book abstract: How does music (its concepts, practices, and institutions) shape the exercise of diplomacy, the pursuit of power, and the conduct of international relations? Drawing together sixteen international scholars with backgrounds in musicology, ethnomusicology, political science, cultural history, French studies, German studies, and communication, this volume interweaves historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives. Considering such issues as what it means for political bodies to act "in concert," the question of music's "universality," the concept of free improvisation as it relates to twenty-first century political policy, the role of orchestras and traveling musicians in promoting cultural exchange, and the use of music as an agent of globalization and transnational encounter, the essays not only cross disciplinary boundaries but also geographical and musical ones.
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Frédéric Ramel. Perpetual Peace and the Idea of "Concert" in Eighteenth-Century Thought. Rebekah Ahrendt; Mark Ferraguto; Damien Mahiet. Music and Diplomacy from the Early Modern Era to the Present, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.125 - 146, 2014. ⟨hal-03398903⟩

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