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MUSA 2308 Music in the Medieval Islamic World (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the nature of music in the medieval Islamic world and its relationships with cultural factors that shaped the history of the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish speaking worlds after the rise of Islam. The course will cover a period of history from the rise of the Ummayad Caliphate (c. 660), through the Perso-Islamic empires of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth centuries. Some aspects of music under the Safavid and Moghul Empires during the sixteenth century will also be addressed. Topics covered in this course include: the place of music in the context of Islamic philosophy, the function of music within the Islamic Caliphate, the use of music in Islamic mysticism and musical changes that occurred in response to the changing nature of Islamic Empire.


Instructor(s): Ann Lucas

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 10-Feb-14