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Hofische Musikkultur im klassischen Islam: Ibn Fadlallah al-Umari (gest. 749/1349) uber die diechterische und musikalische Kunst der Sangersklavinnen (German Edition).

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Hofische Musikkultur im klassischen Islam: Ibn Fadlallah al-Umari (gest. 749/1349) uber die diechterische und musikalische Kunst der Sangersklavinnen (German Edition)

Yasemin Gokpinar

BRILL

2020

160 pages

$149.00

Hardcover

Islamic History and Civilization: Studies and Texts; Volume 173

ML189

Gokpmar provides insight into Ibn Fadlallah al-'Umari's (700-749/1301-49) Masalik al-absar fi mamalik al-amsar (volume 10) about court music from the Abbasids to the Mamluks, with special emphasis on the subject of high ranking singing slave girls (qiuan). Her interdisciplinary study focuses on the author and his work, which she presents as a historical source that includes such material as an investigation of the song transmitters, a study into the socio-context of courtly life with an application of Thomas Bauer's theory of ambiguity, a musico-logical analysis of the relation between metre of song texts and rhythmic modes in music, and an exploration of how education allows the singing-girls some leeway and even power over their owners. The text is in German. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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