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Musical art, Islamic
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1. Introduction

The Islamic Near East underwent profound political change in the years around 1500 (cf. Ottoman Empire 2.3.), and musical culture was no exception in being deeply influenced by this. The conquest of Constantinople (1453) and the annihilation of the remnants of the Byzantine Empire firmly established the Ottomans under Sultan Meḥmed II (1…

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Jäger, Ralf Martin, “Musical art, Islamic”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028959>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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