George S. Emmerson’s A Social History of Scottish Dance, signed by the authorLatest Bid: $100.00

This book is a social history of Scotland with dance as its central theme. The author examines the evidence of dance in the life of the Scots – in ritual, drama and recreation – from earliest times to the present (1972). He traces the influences of the Renaissance and the Reformation and examines the character and place of the festival occasions of the court, the burgh and the township. Select public dance assemblies and the artistic intellectual and practical genius of 18th century Scotland are explored in detail, followed by the era of the Quadrille, Foursome Reel and the restoration of the Scottish Country Dance. 

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