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Music and its virtues in Islamic and Judaic writings

Author: Amnon Shiloah
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2007.
Series: Collected studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author tackles his subject from the point of view of theories of origins, the symbolic, philosophical and metaphorical interpretation of music, the transmission of musical knowledge, the ideological attitude towards music and music in contact.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shiloah, Amnon.
Music and its virtues in Islamic and Judaic writings.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(OCoLC)654308365
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amnon Shiloah
ISBN: 9780754659181 0754659186
OCLC Number: 132303112
Language Note: Text in English or French.
Notes: Primarily previously published material (original pagination retained).
Description: [xii, 318] pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Theories of origins. The beginning of things : theories of origins in Arabic and Hebrew sources --
A passage by Immanuel ha-Romi on the science of Music --
Biblical references to music as interpreted in Arabic treatises --
The Davidic traditions concerning music --
The singing birds --
Réflexions sur la danse artistique musulmane au moyen âge. The symbolic, philosophical and metaphorical interpretation of music. L'approche humaniste et métaphorique dans les premiers écrits arabes sur la musique --
La musique entre le divin et le terrestre --
"Ên-kol" : commentaire hébraïque sur le Canon d'Avicenne par Šem Tov ibn Šaprût sur le canon d'Avicenne --
Jewish and Muslim traditions of music therapy. The transmission of musical knowledge. Qalonimus ben Qalonimus : Ma'amar be-mispar haḥok̲hmôt --
Musical concepts in the works of Saadia Gaon --
Some comments on the cantillation of the Ten commandments --
A propos d'un "petit livre arabe de musique" (with A. Berthier) --
Notions d'esthétique dans les traités arabes sur la musique --
L'évolution de la vocalité et de la technique vocale dans les traités anciens de la musique arabe. The ideological attitude towards music. Music and religion in Islam --
Maïmonide et la musique. Music in contact. The Romaniot musical tradition (revised version) --
Development of Jewish liturgical singing in Spain --
Muslim and Jewish musical traditions of the Middle Ages --
Andalusian instruments of music and instruments of entertainment.
Series Title: Collected studies.
Responsibility: Amnon Shiloah.
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A fascinating aspect of the study of music in medieval Islamic and Judaic writings is the broad and interdisciplinary nature of the works and treatises in which it is covered. This book aims to bring  Read more...

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