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Afghan Folk Dances. Kabul: Ministry of Information and Culture, 1967.

Akmet, Malsagov. Caucasian Mountain folk. Moscow: Novosti Press Agency, 1984.

______________________. "Dances of the Muslim Peoples," Dance Scope Fall/Winter 1976/77: 43-51.

Ambrose, Kay. Classical Dances and Costumes of India. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983.

And, Metin. A Pictorial History of Turkish Dancing. Ankara: Dost Yayinlari, 1976.

Afghan Folk Dances. Kabul: Ministry of Information and Culture, 1967.

Akmet, Malsagov. Caucasian Mountain folk. Moscow: Novosti Press Agency, 1984.

Alloula, Malek. The Colonial Harem. Minneapoilis: The University of Minnesota Press, 1989.

Ambrose, Kay. Classical Dances and Costumes of India. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983.

And, Metin. A Pictorial History of Turkish Dancing. Ankara: Dost Yayinlari, 1976.

The Ancient Arts of Korea. Seoul: Ministry of Culture and Information, 1972.

Arabi, Ibnal. Sufis of Andalusia. Translated by R. W. Austin. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.

Arberry, Arthur J. Fifty Poems Of Hafez. Cambridge University Press, 1953.

___________________. The Immortal Rose. London: Luzak and Company, 1948.

___________________. Mystical Poems of Rumi. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1968.

Ashihara, Eiryo. The Japanese Dance. New York: Arno Press, 1980.

Attar, Farid ed-Din. Muslim Saints and Mystics. Translated by Arthur J. Arberry. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1966.

Ayer, Jacqueline. Oriental Costume. London: Collier Macmillan Publishers, Ltd., 1974.

Baines, Anthony. Musical Instruments Through The Ages. Penguin Books, 1966.

Baily, John. Music of Afghanistan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Banerji, Projesh. Aesthetics of Indian Dance. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1982.

________________. Khatak Dance through Ages. New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1982.

Barkeshli, Mehdi. Radif-e Musiqi-ye Iran (La musique traditionnelle de l'Iran). Tehran: Administraton of Fine Arts, 1963.

Basham, A. L. The Wonder That Was India. New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1954.

Bhavanani, Enakshi. The Dance of India. Bombay: D. B Taraporevala Sons & Co., 1965.

Bonald, Caballero Jose M. Andalusian Dances. Barcelona: Editorial Noguer S.A., 1959.

Bowers, Faubion. Theatre in the East. New York: Arno Press 1980.

Brown, John P. The Darvishes. Frank Cass and Co., Ltd., 1966.

Browne, Edward G. A Literary History of Persia. New York: Charles Schibner's Sons, 1906.

Cameron, George. History of Early Iran. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968.

The Cambridge History of Iran. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968.

Casey, Betty. International Folk Dancing U.S.A. New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1981.

Chinese Painting, a picture book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940.

Chittick, William. The Sufi Path of Love, The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983.

Clark, Mary and Crisp, Clement. The History of Dance. New York: Crown Publisher, 1981.

Dances of Khorasan. Video. Dir. Houshang Shafti. State Secretariat for the Fine Arts. Tehran: Center Cinematographic, n.d.

Danielou, Alan. Inde du Norde, les traditiones musicales. Paris: Editions Buchet/Chastel, 1966.

Danzinger, Nick. Danzinger's Travels Beyond Forbidden Frontiers. New York: random House, 1988.

Dar, S. N. Costumes of India and Pakistan. Bombay: D. B. Taraporevala Sons & Co., 1983.

Dean, Beth. The Many Worlds of Dance. Sydney: Murray Publishing Co., n.d.

Doubleday, Veronica. Three Women of Herat. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1990.

Duggan, Anne Schley. The Teaching of Folk Dance. New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1948.

Dupree, Louis. Afghanistan. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Dupree, Nancy Hatch. An Historical Guide to Afghanistan. Tokyo: Jagra Ltd., 1970.

During, Jean. La Musique Traditionnelle en Iran. Tehran: NIRT Publications Office, n.d.

____________. La musique iranienne, son evolution recente. Doctoral dissertation. Strasbourge: University of Strasbourg, 1975.

De Rougemont, Denis. Love in the Western World. New York: Pantheon books, Inc., 1956.

Ethnic Minorities in the Soviet Union. ed. Erich Goldhagen. New York: Frederick A.Praeger Publishers, 1968.

Evans, Jane. Let's Dance, A Movement Approach to Folk Dancing. Manitoba: Can-ed Media Ltd., 1981

.Facts About Korea. Seoul, Korea: Ministry of Culture and Information, n.d.

Farhadi, Abdul Ghafur. Le Persan Parle en Afghanistan. Paris: Librarie Klincksieck, 1955.

Farzan, Massud. The Tale of the Reed Pipe. New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., Inc., 1974.

Farzad, Mas'ud. Persian Poetic Meters. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1967.

Fairservis, Walter A. Costume of the East. Riverside, Connecticut: The Chattam Press, Inc., 1971.

Farr, Charlotte. "The Music of Professional Musicians of Northwest Iran (Azerbaijan)." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Washington, 1973.

Al-Faruqi, Louis Ibsen. "Dance as an Expression of Islamic Culture," Dance Resource Journal, 1987, 10(2): 6-17.

Ferdosi. Shah Name. Tehran: Khavar Publishers, 1933.

Fikat, Asef. Monajat wa Goftar-e Pir-e Herat. Kabul: Ministry of Information and Culture, 1976.

Fitzgerald, Edward. The Rubayat of Omar Khayam. Mount Vernon: Peter Pauper Press, n.d.

Frazer, James George. Adonis, Attis, Osiris. New Hyde Park, New York: University Books, 1961.

Friedlander, Ira. .The Whirling Dervishes. London: Wildwood House, 1975.

Frye, Richard. The Heritage of Persia. Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1963.

Ghani, Muhammad 'Abdul. A History of Persian Language and Literature At the Mughal Court. Allahabad: The Indian Press, Ltd. 1929.

Ghirshman, R. Iran From the Earliest Times to the Islamic Conquest. Harmondsworth UK: Penguin Books Ltd., 1954.

Ghuriye. Indian Costume. New York: Humanities Press, 1967.

Graham-Brown, Sarah. Images of Women. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.

Grousset, Rene trans. The Empire of the Steppes. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1970.

Hamilton, A. Afghanistan. London William Heinemann: 1906.

Historical Atlas of Iran. Tehran: Tehran University, 1971.

Indian Dance. Delhi: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 1957.

Hayajoshi, Ryoichi. The Silk Road and the Shoso-in. New York: John Weatherhill, Inc., 1975.

Huston, May G. and Florence S. Hornblower. Ancient Egyptian, Assyrian and Persian Costume. London: A. & C. Black, Ltd., 1920.

James, E.O. The Cult of the Mother Goddess. London: Thames and Hudson, 1959.

Karimi, Mahmud. Radif-e Avazi-ye Musiqi-ye Sonati-ye Iran, (Radif vocal de la musique traditionnelle de l'Iran). Tehran: Ministry of Culture and Arts, 1978.

Kefen, Wang. The History of Chinese Dance. Beijing: Foreign Language Press, 1985.

Khanlari, Parviz Natel. Tarikh-e Iran az Aghaz ta Islam (History of Iran from the Beginning to Islam). Tehran: Ministry of Culture, 1959.

Kennett, Frances. Ethnic Dress. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1995.

Kiani, Majid. Bazresi-ye Se Shive-ye Honar-e Taknavazi dar Musiqi-ye Iran. Tehran: Iran Seda, 1350 A.H.

Kirstein, Lincoln. Dance, A Short History of Classical Theatrical Dancing. New York: Dance Horizons Inc., 1969.

Kolman, Gurit. The New Israeli Folkdances. Tel Aviv: 1968.

Konishi, Masatoshi. Afghanistan. Tokyo: Kodansha International, Ltd., 1963.

Kumorek, Martin. Area Studies. Kabul: Compiled for Peace Corps, 1971.

_______________. Cross Cultural. Kabul : Afghan Training Center, 1970.

Kurath, Gertrude. Half a Century of Dance Research. Ann Arbor: Cushing-Maloy, Inc., 1986.

Kwanten, Luc. Imperial Nomads. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1979.

LaMeri. Total Education in Ethnic Dance. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1977.

Lane, Edward William. The Modern Egyptians. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1973.

Land of the Afghans. Film produced and directed by Ruth Cade and A Rosembaum. New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1954.

Lawler, Lillian B. The Dance In Ancient Greece. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1964.

Lidster, Mariam D. Folk Dance Progressions. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Co., Inc., 1965.

Lievre< Vivianne. Dances du Maghreb d'une rive a l'autre. Paris: Editiones Karthala, 1987

Malghari, Gholam Mohayuddin Gholji. Pashtunei Melli Atanuna aw Mahali Netzawi. Kabul: Da Folklar aw Adab Tolana, 1352 (1973).

Ma'rufi, Musa. Radif-e Musiqi-ye Iran. Tehran: Honarha-ye Ziba (L'Administration Dex Beaux-Arts), 1963.

Mashkur, H. J. Tarikh-e Tabari, the History of Ancient Iran as Narrated by Al Bal'ami in His Persian Version of At-Tabari's History. Tehran: Library Khayam, 1959.

Maskub, Shahrokh. Sug-e Siavash. Tehran: Khwarazmi Publishing Company, 1972.

Matida, Kasyo. Odori Japanese Dance. Board of tourist Industry Japanese Government Railways. n.d.

Mele, Petro Francisco. Afghanistan. Florence, Amilcare Pizzi, n.d.

Menon, K. P. S. A Dictionary of Kathakali. Madras: Orient Longman Ltd., 1979.

Miller, Lloyd. Aspects of Afghan Music. Salt Lake City, Utah: Eastern Arts, 1980.

_______________. The Arabo-Turkish Musical Tradition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Eastern Arts, 1980

. _______________. The Center For Preservation and Propagation of Iranian Music. Salt Lake City Utah: Eastern Arts, 1977.

_______________. Dance Modes and Melodies of Persia, Central Asia and Afghanistan. Salt Lake City: Eastern Arts, 1980.

_______________. Music and Dance of the Silk Route. Salt Lake City Utah: Eastern Arts, 1987.

_______________. Music and Song in Persia, the Art of Avaz. London: Curzon Press, 1999.

_______________. Music of the East. Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 1969.

_______________. Musical Instruments of the East. Salt Lake City Utah: Eastern Arts, 1978.

_______________. The Salt Lake City, Utah: Eastern Mysticism, 1978.

_______________. Sufi Sects Saints and Shrines. Salt Lake City, Utah: Eastern Mysticism, 1978.

_______________, (as Ali Asiabani). "On the Roof of the World," Tehran Journal, March 28, 1972 b.

_______________. "Tea and Symphony," Tehran Journal, February 12, 1972 c.

Mills, Margaret A. Oral Narrative in Afghanistan. New York: Garland Publishing, 1990.

_________________. Rhetorics and Politics in Afghan Traditional Storytelling. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Montesinos, Michael. Afghanistan au carrefour des temps. Paris: Editions G. P., 1975.

Morgensterns, G. "The Languages of Afghanistan," Area Studies, Martin Kumorek, ed. Kabul:Peace Corps, 1971.

Morris, Lawrence and Rustam Sarfeh. Munajat. New York: Khanegha and Maktab of Maleknia Nasseralishah, 1975.

Moscati, Sabatine. The Faces of the Ancient Orient. Garden City, New York: Anchor Books, 1962.

Motamadi, Ahmad Ali. "Pre-historic Afghanistan,"Afghanistan Historical and Cultural Quarterly, V XVIII, no. !, June 1975.

Myrdal, Jan and Gun Kessle. Gates to Asia. Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport Press, 1971.

Mynatt, Constance Virginia. Folk dancing for Students and Teachers. Dubuque, Iowa: W.C. Bran Co., 1975.

Naidu, Venkata Narayanaswami. Bharata Muni. New Delhi: Munshiram Manchariat, 1971. Makhosteen, Mehdi. The Ghazaliyyat of Hafez of Shiraz. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 1973.

Namikawa, Banri. Iran. New York Kodansha International Ltd., 1977.

Nawab, Vidya Sarabai. 419 Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance. Ahmedabad: The Diamond Jubilee P. Press, 1964.

Near Eastern Jewelry, a picture book. New York: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940.

Negahi be Musiqi-ye Folklori-ye Keshwar. Kabul: Ministry of Information and Culture, n.d.

Negar-e Zan, An Historical Pageant of Women's Dress in Iran. Tehran: The International Women's Club of Iran, 1973.

Nurbakhsh, Javad. In the Tavern of Ruin. New York: Khaneqahi-Nimatullahi Publications, 1978.

_________________. Sufi Women. New York: Khaniqahi-Nimatullahi Publications, 1983.

_________________. What the Sufis Say. New York: Khaniqahi-Nimatullahi Publications, 1980.

Odes of Hafiz Poetical Horoscope. Translated by Abbas Aryanpur Kashani.

Olmstead, A. J. History of the Persian Empire. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1948.
Lexington, Ky: Mazda Publishers, n.d.

Ordjanian, Anahid. Armenia Crossroads of Cultures. New York: Columbia University, 1980.

Oesterly, W.O.E. The Sacred Dance. Brooklyn, New York: Horizons, Inc., n.d.

Osmanli Kiyafetleri. Istanbul: APA Ofset Basimevi, 1980.

Parisa (Vajehe Va'ezi). "Shive-ye kar va tadris-e Ostad Karimi." Yadname-ye OstadKarimi. Tehran: Azar, 1364/1985.

Parker, E. H. A Thousand Years of the Tartars. New York: Dorset Press, 1987.

Petrides, Ted. Greek Dances. New York: Peters International Inc., 1976.

Persian Miniatures, a picture book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940.

Pholeric, Janet J. Folk Dances Around the World. San Diego, California: Tantivy Press, 1980.

Pickthall, Mohammad Marmaduke. The Meaning of the Glorious Koran. New York: Mentor Books, 1963.

Pohren, D. E. The Art of Flamenco. Sevilla: Society of Spanish Studies, 1972.

Al-Qaradawi, Yusuf. The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam. Indianapolis, IN: American Trust Publications, 1950.

Rajai, Ebrahim. Rahnema-ye Herat. Herat: Mosese-ye Nasherati-ye Etefaq, n.d.

Raqsha va Avazha-ye Mahali-ye Irani (Iranian Regional Dances and Songs). Video. Ensino, Calif.: Pars Video, n.d.

.Ramwong Songs. Bankok: The Fine Arts Department, 1957.

Rawlinson, H. G. Bactria. New York: AMS Press, 1969.

Reinhard, Kurt and Ursula. Turquie, les traditiones Musicales. Paris: Editions Buchet/Chastel, 1969.

Rezvani, Medjid. La Theatre et la danse en Iran. Paris: Maisonneuve et La Rose, 1962.

Royce, Anya Peterson. The Anthropology of Dance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1977.

Rugh, Andrea B. Reveal and Conceal, Contemporary Dress in Egypt. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1986.

Royce, Anya Peterson. The Anthropology of Dance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1977.

Rugh, Andrea. Reveal and Conceal, Dress in Contemporary Egypt. Cairo,: American University of Cairo Press, 1986.

Sachs, Kurt. The History of Musical Instruments. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1940.

Safvat, Daryush, and Nelly Caron. Iran, les traditions musicales. Editions Buchet/Chastel, 1966.

_________________. Mystical Aspects of Authentic Iranian Music. New York: The Center for Traditional and Spiritual Music, 1985.

_________________. Ostadan-e Musiqu-ye Irani. Tehran: Ministry of Culture and Arts, n.d.

_________________. "Structure of Traditional Iranian Music," lecture at the Iran-American Society, Tehran, January 20, 1975.

Sakata, Lorraine. The Concepts of Music and Musician in Three Persian-Speaking Areas of Afghanistan. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1976.

________________. Music in the Mind. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1983.

Sakurai, Tetsuo. "The Musical Instruments of Afghanistan." Music Culture of West Asia. Ed. Tamoaki Fuji. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, 1980.

________________. Music in the Mind. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1983.

Scarce, Jennifer. Middle Eastern costume from the Tribes and Cities of Iran and Turdey. Edinburgh: Royal Scottish Museum, 1981.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Mystical Dimensions of Islam. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1975.

___________________. The Triumphant Sun. London: Fine Books Ltd., 1981.

Schram, Abner. Woman in Islam. London: George Prior Associated Publishers Ltd., 1981.

Sidki, Mohammad. "A Short Historical and Geographical Description of the Cities of Aryana." Afghanistan Historical and Cultural Quarterly, V. XVII, No. 1, June, 1975.

Shay, Anthony. Choreographic Politics, State Folk Dance Companies, Representation and Power. Amherst: Wesleyan University Press, 2002.

Singha, Rina. Indian Dances Their History and Growth. New York: George Beazillen Inc., 1967.

Skira, Albert and Basil Gray. Persian Painting. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1961.

Slobin, Mark. Music in the Culture of Northern Afghanistan. Tucson: Univeristy of Arizona Press, 1976.

Solh, Abd-Ur Rahman. Elahi Nama-ye Khwaja Abdulla Ansari Herawi. Kabul: Ministry of Information and Culture, 1976.

Sorell, Walter. Dance Through the Ages. New York: Grosset and Dunlap Publishers, 1967.

Soviet Almanac. New York; Harcourt, Brace Jovanich Inc., 1981. Soviet Uzbekistan. Tashkent, 1974.

Speiser, Werner. The Art of China. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1960.

Spencer, Sidney. Mysticism in World Religion. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1963.

St.John, Katherine. A Cultural and Historical Study Selected Women's Dance from Herat Afghanistan 1970-1980. M.A. Thesis. Provo, Utah: Brighan Young University, 1993.

__________________. "Kesbi / Shauqi, Professionsl / Amature in Performing Arts of Afghanistan," BYU Dance Journal, 1992

St.John, Katherine & Lloyd Miller. Mid East Music, Dances, Songs. Mendocino Woodlands Camp Summer 1995. Salt Lake City: Eastern Arts, 1995.

St.John, Katherine & Lloyd Miller. Radif-e Raqs. Salt Lake City, Utah: Eastern Arts, 1987.

Stein, M. Aureil. Ruins of Desert Cathay. New York: Benjamin Blom. 1968.

Stillman, Yedida Kalfan. Palestinian Costume and Jewelry. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1979.

Sweetman, John. Oriental Obsession. Cambridge: Cambidge University Press, 1988.

Tarn, W. W. The Greeks in Bacria and India. Cambridge: The University Press, 1961.

Taylor, Renee. Hunza. El Monte, California: Whitehorn Publishing co., Inc., 1962.

Thornton, Lynne. Women as Protrayed in Orientalist Painting. Paris: ACR Edition, 1985.

Tikku, G.L. Persian Poetry in Kashmir. Berkeley California: University of California Press, 1968.

Tilke, Max. Folk Costuming from East Eaurope, Africa and Asia. London: A. Zimmer Ltd., 1978.

Trimingham, J. Spencer. The Sufi Orders In Islam. Oxford; The Clarendon Press, 1971.

Turkish Handcrafts. Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Information. n.p., n.d.

Vatsyayan, Kapila. Traditional of Indian Folk Dance. New Delhi: Clarion Books, 1976.

Yar-Shater, Ehsan. "Affinities Between Persian Poetry and Music", in Studies in Art and Literature of the Near East, J. L. Pratt, 1966.

Wang, L'o-Fen. The History of Chinese Dance. Beijing: Foreign Language Press: 1985.

Wolf, Nancy Hatch. Herat, A Pictorial Guide. Kabul: The Afghan Tourist Organization, 1966.

_________________. A Historical Guide to Kabul. Kabul: The Afghan Tourist Organization, 1966.

Zarina, Xenia. Classic Dances of the Orient. New York: Crown Publishers Inc., 1967.

Ziring, Lawrence. Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1981.

Zokari, Ziad. Folkloric Arts and Costumes. n.p., n.d.


Wonderful World of Dance

Debka by Noa Eshkol, 1974

Palestine Dances by Corinne Chochem, 1946

Jewish Holiday Dances by Corinne Chochem, 1948

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes by Talat Sait Halman, 1983

New Dances from Israel by Florence E. Freehof

Gypsies, Wanderers of the World by Bart McDowell, 1970

Dance Out The Answer by Russel Meriweather Hughes, 1977 (LaMeri)

Spanish Dancing by Russel Meriweather Hughes, 1967 (LaMeri)

Gypsy Lifestyles by John B. McLaughlin, 1980

Pictorial History of Civilization in Java by Willem Stutterheim, 1900

Bali by R. Goris, 1950

The Sacred Dance by W.O.E. Oesterley, Cambridge University Press, 1923

The Function of Dance in Human Society by Fraziska Boas, Dance Horizons, N.Y., 1944

Korean Dance, Theatre & Cinema by Unesco, 1983

Dances du Maghreb by Viviane Lievre, 1987

The World of Dance by Melvin Berger, 1978

The Art of Dance in the USSR Mary Grove Swift, 1968

Traditions of Indian Folkdance by Kapila Vatsyayan, 1976

Ha Rikud, The Jewish Dance by Fred Berk, 1972

Dancing for Themselves by Mohan Khokan, 1987

An Account of the Manners & Customs of the Modern Egyptians by Edward William Lane, 1860/1973

25 Years of American Dance published by Rudolph Orthiem, 1951

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