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  • Musical Structure: Cosmology and the Universal Order, c. 1100–1800

    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 examines the first of three types of writing about music from the era of the twelve-maqam system: technical treatises about music. These texts reveal the epistemological logic underlying the structural concepts of the twelve-maqam system. It correlates the musical structures described in chapter 2 with premodern concepts of knowledge, universal order, and the absolute structure of music in relation to universal order.

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    Lucas, A. 2019. Musical Structure: Cosmology and the Universal Order, c. 1100–1800. In: Lucas, A, Music of a Thousand Years. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.78.c
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    Published on Nov. 1, 2019

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