Philosophies of Music in Medieval Islam (BOK)

Fadlou Shehadi

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This work surveys the philosophies of music of important thinkers in Islam between the ninth and 15th centuries AD. It covers topics including: the physics and aesthetics of sound; the nature of music; its place in the total scheme of things and in human life; the relation between music, astronomy, astrology and meteorology; the relation between music and human feelings, character and behaviour; and the question of whether a good Muslim should be allowed to listen to music at all, and if so, to which sorts. The book traces the influence of Greek - in particular Pythagorean and Aristoxenian - thinking in Islam on this subject, and aims to provide a clarification of the central arguments of the Islamic writers concerned as well as a critical evaluation of their line of thought. The author introduces a wide range of material from manuscript sources.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1995 Forfatter Fadlou Shehadi
Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9789004101289
Antall sider 250 Dimensjoner 16cm x 24cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Theory of music & musicology, Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600, Islamic studies