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  • Musical Empires

    Ann E. Lucas

    Chapter from the book: Lucas, A. 2019. Music of a Thousand Years: A New History of Persian Musical Traditions.

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    This chapter provides the background on the history and music discussed in part 1 of the book (chapters 3 to 5). It describes the “twelve-maqam system”: the concept of music that dominated Persian writings about music from the twelfth until the eighteenth century. It also gives a general summary of the history of empire that is the context for this music, outlining the various empires during which the twelve-maqam system was practiced and the ways music was tied to the patronage of dynastic courts in this era.

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    Lucas, A. 2019. Musical Empires. In: Lucas, A, Music of a Thousand Years. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.78.b
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    Published on Nov. 1, 2019

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