Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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13: Wed, Oct 16, 2019
Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
The courts of Suleiman, Shah Abbas, and Akbar supported art, science, and music. You'll need to do a bit of research for this topic.
Check these Wikipedia articles:
Then view and listen to the following performances on YouTube:
The last two show how the performance might actually have been done in the courts of Abbas and Akbar. What is the purpose of the performance? What roles does music play in the lives of the people?
How does music in the Islamic empires compare with western music practice in the Renaissance and Baroque periods?
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