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Two Treatises – Two Streams: treatises from the Post-Scholastic Era of Persian Writings on Music Theory
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Asian and African Languages and Cultures, Iranian languages.
2009 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The book presents two important Persian-language works on music theory from the post-scholastic era (16th–18th centuries). They are Resalah-e Karramiyyah by Davrah Karami (Sofrachi) and Resalah-e Musiqi in Mohit al-tavarix by Mohammad Amin (b. Mirza Zaman Boxari; Sufiyyani).

The author introduces and discusses the works, the writers, the various manuscripts, and the editorial method and technique applied in editing. He has critically edited and translated the texts into English. Both the Persian text and the English translation are accompanied by copious footnotes explaining specific terms and variations. A concise analysis of the theoretical discussions and musical terms used in each work is also presented.

In editing the manuscripts, both the traditional and the stemmatic method and the procedure of eliminatio lectionum singularium have been applied. Two Treatises—Two Streams will hopefully contribute to the better understanding of the evolution of music, music theory, and literature in Iran and Central Asia from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bethesda, Md.: Ibex , 2009, 750. , 225 p.
Keyword [en]
Treatises, Streams, post scholastic, musi theory, manuscript, critical edition, stemma codicum, Iran, Central Asia
National Category
Specific Languages Musicology
Research subject
Iranian Languages; Musicology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-111669ISBN: 978-1-58814-064-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-111669DiVA: diva2:282425
Available from: 2009-12-20 Created: 2009-12-18 Last updated: 2010-12-06Bibliographically approved

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