Hello there. I need a bit help for one of the two works I´m writing currently for my uni. Experience has shown me that it gets misunderstood if I say directly what I want so don´t mind me for explaining what I´m needing it for first.
I´m writing a work about sport being the cultural domestication (sp?) of fighting while focusing on the topic of fan songs (like you see them in Soccer or Icehockey) being the modern version of battle songs. The presentation I held was ok, but the written elaboration needs to be a bit more extended and here I need help.
The chapter I have problems with is called "Gruppengesang" which can be translated as group song. Next to the theories I want to elaborate in this chapter, what I want to do is to talk about the following types of songs:
- Battle songs (such as which soldiers/warriors sang before they went into war)
- Religion songs (such as the modern gospel songs but much earlier)
- Slave songs (such as slaves on fields were singing or just the rythmic rowing on roman galleons)
- Revolutionarist songs (self explenatory)
- Tribe songs/dances
What I need is simply sources (preferably online) that show examples of these five types of songs. No scientific elaborations just the examples.
The reason why I need that is simple. If I for instance say "the slaves on roman galleons were rowing to rhythmic drum beats" then the Prof. will ask me where I got that from, to which I will say that it is common knowledge, to which he will say that if I don´t give a reliable source everything means shit.
Finding these sources is really a pain in the ass for me because I appear to be a bit cursed on that field. The part of the library at my uni that could have that information is under reconstruction which means I have no access to it. And if I google online then I find thousand of pages that contain my keywords but have nothing to do with what I need.
So my only hope was to switch the language and possibly find sources here. But since I´m not that good with english as with german I´m not sure if I got the words right. I´m not sure if battle songs is the proper translation for "Schlachtgesang" respectively if it really means the same. The same counts for the other terms. Furthermore I´m affraid that if I was that unlucky to find something in one of my maternal languages then how high are the chances of finding it in a foreign language, especially if I suck badly with online searching. So I was hoping that someone here might be an expert on that field and could direct to some reliable sources. Reliable is the keyword here because I found dozens of forum posts online that mention on or the other example I´m looking for but if I list that as a source in a scientific work my Prof. is gonna kick my ass.
So I´m really hoping for help here. Would mean much to me. Anyway thanks for reading.