Music in the World of Islam

A Socio-Cultural Study

Author: Amnon Shiloah

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814329702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Provides basic musicological information about a vast variety of Middle Eastern musical genres within an ethnomusical context.
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The Music and Dance of the World's Religions

A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography of Materials in the English Language

Author: Ezra Gardner Rust

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295614

Category: Music

Page: 476

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The first of its kind, this book contains 3,816 references to the music and dance of the world's religions, large and small, tribal, regional, and global.
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Encyclopedia of Islam

Author: Juan Eduardo Campo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126964

Category: Islam

Page: 750

View: 484

Explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today.
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Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Author: Anne Rasmussen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520947428

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genres, also performed by women, flourishes. Based on unique and revealing ethnographic research beginning at the end of Suharto's "New Order" and continuing into the era of "Reformation," the book considers the powerful role of music in the expression of religious nationalism. In particular, it focuses on musical style, women's roles, and the ideological and aesthetic issues raised by the Indonesian style of recitation.
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Divine Inspirations

Music and Islam in Indonesia

Author: David D. Harnish,Anne K. Rasmussen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019538542X

Category: Music

Page: 383

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From the rhythmic grooves of dang dut, the archipelago's tenacious pop music, to the oft-quoted image of the wayang shadow puppet-theater, this book investigates the expression of the Muslim religion through a diversity of art forms in this region.
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Philosophies of Music in Medieval Islam

Author: Fadlou Shehadi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101289

Category: History

Page: 175

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This surveys the philosophies of music of the most important thinkers in Islam between the 9th and the 15th centuries A.D. It covers topics ranging from 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 behavour, to 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 philosophically coherent statement of thinking of the Islamic writers concerned, a clarification of their central arguments, as well as a critical evaluation of their line of thought. The author introduces a wide range of material from manuscript sources, including much that has not been published before. This work will be of interest to Islamicists, but also to medievalists, musicologists, historians of the philosophy of music and classicists.
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Heavy Metal Islam

Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam

Author: Mark LeVine

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307449602

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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“We play heavy metal because our lives are heavy metal.” —Reda Zine, one of the founders of the Moroccan heavy-metal scene “Music is the weapon of the future.” —Fela Kuti An eighteen-year-old Moroccan who loves Black Sabbath. A twenty-two-year-old rapper from the Gaza Strip. A young Lebanese singer who quotes Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” They are as representative of the world of Islam today as the conservatives and extremists we see every night on the news. Heavy metal, punk, hip-hop, and reggae are each the music of protest, and in many cases considered immoral in the Muslim world. This music may also turn out to be the soundtrack of a revolution unfolding across that world. Why, despite governmental attempts to control and censor them, do these musicians and fans keep playing and listening? Partly, of course, for the joy of self-expression, but also because, in this region, everything is political. In Heavy Metal Islam, Mark LeVine explores the influence of Western music on the Middle East through interviews with musicians and fans, introducing us young Muslims struggling to reconcile their religion with a passion for music and a desire for change. The result is a revealing tour of contemporary Islamic culture through the evolving music scene in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Heavy Metal Islam is a surprising, wildly entertaining foray into a historically authoritarian region where music just might be the true democratizing force. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Encountering the World of Islam

Author: Keith E. Swartley

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830856447

Category: Religion

Page: 574

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This comprehensive, evangelistic resource collects articles from eighty authors who have lived throughout the Muslim world. You will gain a positive, biblical perspective on the history of Islam, the current political landscape and much more.
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Über die Wissenschaften /De scientiis

Nach der lateinischen Übersetzung Gerhards von Cremona. Lateinisch-deutsch

Author: Al-Farabi

Publisher: Meiner, F

ISBN: 9783787318773

Category: Philosophy

Page: 365

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Al-Farabi (870–950) war einer der bedeutendsten arabischen Philosophen, der sich um die Vermittlung der islamischen Philosophie mit dem Denken der griechischen Antike besondere Verdienste erwarb. Seine Schrift "Über die Wissenschaften" erlangte durch die Übersetzung von Gerhard von Cremona eine nachhaltige Rezeption in der Philosophie des lateinischen Mittelalters. Denn in dieser Schrift beschreibt und bewertet Al-Farabi alle zu seiner Zeit bekannten Wissenschaften, erörtert sie in ihren Funktionen und Untergliederungen und setzt sie zueinander in Beziehung. Die eigentliche Bedeutung dieser Schrift liegt jedoch darin, den Erkenntnissen der beschriebenen Wissenschaften ihr eigenes Recht gegenüber den überlieferten Lehren der Religion zuzuschreiben und das Verhältnis zwischen Glauben und Wissen neu zu bestimmen.
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A Companion to Muslim Cultures

Author: Amyn B. Sajoo

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735217

Category: History

Page: 256

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Culture shapes every aspect of the relationship between God and the believer in Islam - as well as among believers, and with those beyond the fold. Fasts, prayers and pilgrimages are attuned to social rhythms old and new, no less than the designs of mosques and public gardens, the making of ‘religious’ music, and ways of thinking about technology and wellbeing. Ancient deserts and modern urban landscapes may echo with the same call for transcendence, but in voices that emerge from very different everyday realities. Scripture itself, as the Prophet Muhammad knew, is ever seen through a cultural lens; both language and what it communicates are intimately tied to context. And the cosmopolitanism that runs through Muslim history from the outset recalls T.S. Eliot’s remark that culture is ‘that which makes life worth living’. It frames how the deepest religious values are understood and practiced, from modesty in adornment and solidarity with the underprivileged, to integrity and accountability in political life. Muslims have never been content with a passive separation of faith from their daily lives, whether public or private. What are the implications of this holistic view in a diverse world of Muslims and non-Muslims? How do core ethical values interface with the particulars of local cultures in all their complexity, especially when it comes to matters like the status of women and the scope of individual religious freedom? The answers - at a time when secular and Muslim identities appear to be locked in conflict- are explored in this Companion by some of today’s finest scholars.
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Heavy Metal Islam

Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam

Author: Mark LeVine

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0307353397

Category: Music

Page: 296

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Henry is generally well-behaved, but he is occasionally arrogant and vain. Henry is at heart a hard worker, but his frequent bouts of illness hinder his work.
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Die islamische Aufklärung

Der Konflikt zwischen Glaube und Vernunft

Author: Christopher de Bellaigue

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906467

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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»Erhellend, großartig geschrieben, ein Buch, das uns hilft, das Verständnis zwischen islamischer Welt und Moderne zu verstehen.« Yuval Noah Harari, Autor von »Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit« Die islamische Aufklärung hat längst stattgefunden. In einer fulminanten Erzählung demontiert Christopher de Bellaigue die oft selbstgefällige westliche Sicht auf die arabische Welt. Auch in Ägypten, im Iran und der Türkei gab es nach 1800 eine breite Bewegung für Freiheit, Gleichheit und Demokratie und für einen weltlichen Staat, für Frauenrechte und Gewerkschaften, freie Presse und die Abschaffung der Sklaverei. In atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit modernisierten sich die arabischen Gesellschaften. Doch die Gegenaufklärung folgte auf dem Fuß, mit autokratischen Regimen und fundamentalistischem Terror. De Bellaigue schildert den Kampf zwischen Glaube und Vernunft und um eine neue muslimische Identität. Eine reiche, überraschende Geschichte, eine radikal neue Sicht auf den modernen Islam. »Eine ausgesprochen originelle und informative Studie über die Zusammenstöße zwischen dem Islam und der Moderne in Istanbul, Kairo und Teheran während der letzten zweihundert Jahre.« Orhan Pamuk »Christopher de Bellaigue gehört seit Langem schon zu den einfallsreichsten und anregendsten Interpreten einiger von Angst und Vorurteil verstellter Realitäten. In ›Die islamische Aufklärung‹ seziert er den selbstgefälligen Gegensatz zwischen Islam und Moderne und enthüllt dabei eine faszinierende Welt: eine Welt, in der Menschen sich unter dem Druck der Geschichte ständig verändern, improvisieren und sich anpassen. Es ist genau das richtige Buch für unsere in Unordnung geratene Welt: zeitgemäß, dringlich und erhellend.« Pankaj Mishra »Zur rechten Zeit, tiefsinnig und provokativ.« Peter Frankopan
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Music, Politics, and Violence

Author: Susan Fast,Kip Pegley

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819573396

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Music and violence have been linked since antiquity in ritual, myth, and art. Considered together they raise fundamental questions about creativity, discourse, and music’s role in society. The essays in this collection investigate a wealth of issues surrounding music and violence—issues that cross political boundaries, time periods, and media—and provide cross-cultural case studies of musical practices ranging from large-scale events to regionally specific histories. Following the editors’ substantive introduction, which lays the groundwork for conceptualizing new ways of thinking about music as it relates to violence, three broad themes are followed: the first set of essays examines how music participates in both overt and covert forms of violence; the second section explores violence and reconciliation; and the third addresses healing, post-memorials, and memory. Music, Politics, and Violence affords space to look at music as an active agent rather than as a passive art, and to explore how music and violence are closely—and often uncomfortably—entwined. CONTRIBUTORS include Nicholas Attfield, Catherine Baker, Christina Baade, J. Martin Daughtry, James Deaville, David A. McDonald, Kevin C. Miller, Jonathan Ritter, Victor A. Vicente, and Amy Lynn Wlodarski.
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Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education

Author: William M. Anderson,Patricia Shehan Campbell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 435

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This work provides a pragmatic approach to teaching world music traditions in upper elementary through high school classes. This updated and expanded edition of MENC's landmark 1989 publication goes much further than its predecessor in providing materials to assist music teachers in modifying their classes and involving their students in new forms of music making and new understandings about sounds. It includes illustrations, diagrams, and music examples; extensive, annotated resource lists; and ideas for integrating multicultural music study with other subjects. It features new subjects, expanded sections, and new lessons added to every chapter. It is adaptable for use in undergraduate college courses.
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Ethnomusicology

A Research and Information Guide

Author: Jennifer Post

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136705198

Category: Music

Page: 472

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Ethnomusicology: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography to books, recordings, videos, and websites in the field of ethnomusicology. The book is divided into two parts. Part One is organized by resource type in categories of greatest concern to students and scholars. It includes handbooks and guides; encyclopedias and dictionaries; indexes and bibliographies; journals; media sources; and archives. It also offers annotated entries on the basic literature of ethnomusicological history and research. Part Two provides a list of current publications in the field that are widely used by ethnomusicologists. Multiply indexed, this book serves as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared in the field over the last decades.
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Music as Concept and Practice in the Late Middle Ages

Author: Reinhard Strohm,Bonnie J. Blackburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198162056

Category: Music

Page: 460

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'Music as Concept and Practice in the Late Middle Ages' is an entirely new addition to the New Oxford History of Music series rather than a revision of the volume's predecessor published in 1960. It takes account not only of the developments in late-medieval music scholarship during the latterdecades of the twentieth century, but also of the experience gained through significant changes in the performance practice of the late-medieval repertory witnessed during this period. All the chapters include areas of discussion whose coverage in the series hitherto has been either wholly lackingor, at best, marginal: Muslim and Jewish musical traditions of the Middle Ages, late-medieval office chant, medieval dance music, musical instruments in society, music in Central and Eastern Europe, music theory of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, music and early Renaissance humanism. Thefirst chapter and the last three present the conceptualization of music in speculative theory, philosophy, compositional and didactic practice, and musical historiography. Four chapters, and part of the first, illustrate important musical repertories and genres as they were developed within diversesocieties. The eight authors - all of them with a long-standing interest in their respective subjects - have created through their collaboration a blend of mature scholarship and original investigation. The volume's novelty of approach and content is complemented by a firm anchorage in thespecialist literature and documentary source material. Today, no single view of 'the Middle Ages' can be acceptable to the musician or to the historian. The present volume, which addresses itself to both, provides solid information on formerly marginal themes, and advocates further exploration ofthe 'other' Middle Ages.
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The History of Islam in Africa

Author: Nehemia Levtzion,Randall Lee Pouwels

Publisher: Ohio Univ Ctr for Intl Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 591

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The history of the Islamic faith on the continent of Africa spans fourteen centuries. For the first time in a single volume, The History of Islam in Africa presents a detailed historic mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and religious past of this significant presence on a continent-wide scale. Bringing together two dozen leading scholars, this comprehensive work treats the historical development of the religion in each major region and examines its effects. Without assuming prior knowledge of the subject on the part of its readers, The History of Islam in Africa is broken down into discrete areas, each devoted to a particular place or theme and each written by experts in that particular arena. The introductory chapters examine the principal "gateways" from abroad through which Islam traditionally has influenced Africans. The following two parts present overviews of Islamic history in West Africa and the Sudanic zone, and in subequatorial Africa. In the final section, the authors discuss important themes that have had an impact on Muslim communities in Africa. Designed as both a reference and a text, The History of Islam in Africa will be an essential tool for libraries, scholars, and students of this growing field.
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Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

Performance, Politics and Piety

Author: Kamal Salhi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317963105

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience. Through a wide range of case studies from West Asia, South Asia and North Africa and their diasporas - including studies of Sufi chanting in Egypt and Morocco, dance in Afghanistan, and "Muslim punk" on-line - the book demonstrates how Islam should not be conceived of as being monolithic or monocultural, how there is a large disagreement within Islam as to how music and performance should be approached, such disagreements being closely related to debates about orthodoxy, secularism, and moderate and fundamental Islam, and how important cultural activities have been, and continue to be, for the formation of Muslim identity.
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Women And the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Author: Delia Cortese

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626298

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This first full-length study of women and the Fatimids is a groundbreaking work investigating an unexplored area in the field of Islamic and medieval studies. The authors have unearthed a wealth of references to women, thus re-inscribing their role in the history of one of the most fascinating Islamic dynasties, the only one to be named after a woman. At last some light is thrown on the erstwhile silent and shadowy figures of women under the Fatimids which gives them a presence in the history of women in medieval and pre-modern dynasties. Basing their research on a variety of sources from historical works to chronicles, official correspondence, documentary sources and archaeological findings, the authors have provided a richly informative analysis of the status and influence of women in this period. Their contribution is explored first within the context of Isma'ili and Fatimid genealogical history, and then within the courts in their roles as mothers, courtesans, wives and daughters, and as workers and servants. Throughout the book comparison is drawn with the status and roles of women in earlier, contemporary and subsequent Islamic as well as non-Islamic courts.
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