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  • Music Theory in the Safavid Era

    The taqsīm al-naġamāt

    By Owen Wright

    The Safavid era (1501–1722) is one of the most important in the history of Persian culture, celebrated especially for its architecture and art, including miniature paintings that frequently represent singers and instrumentalists. Their presence reflects a sophisticated tradition of music making…

    Hardback – 2018-10-12 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music Theory in Mamluk Cairo

    The ġāyat al-maṭlūb fī ‘ilm al-adwār wa-’l-ḍurūb by Ibn Kurr

    By Owen Wright

    The ġāyat al-maṭlūb fī ‘ilm al-adwār wa-'l-ḍurūb by Ibn Kurr is the only theoretical text of any substance that can be considered representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the first half of the fourteenth century CE. Indeed, nothing comparable survives from the whole Mamluk period,…

    Hardback – 2014-07-02
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Touraj Kiaras and Persian Classical Music: An Analytical Perspective

    By Owen Wright

    In this book Owen Wright analyses a single recording of classical Persian music made by Touraj Kiaras, a distinguished singer, accompanied by four noted instrumentalists. The format of the recording is typical of a public concert performance, and thus includes instrumental compositions as well as a…

    Hardback – 2009-08-26
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Beyond Nature and Nurture in Psychiatry

    Genes, Environment and their Interplay

    Edited by James MacCabe, Owen O'Daly, Robin Murray, Peter McGuffin, Pádraig Wright

    For much of the last century, the so-called nature-nuture debate polarised opinion about the aetiology of mental illness. But the extreme biological or environmental positions adopted in the past are not supported by the recent evidence. Based on lectures presented as part of the third European…

    Hardback – 2006-10-16
    CRC Press

  • Demetrius Cantemir: The Collection of Notations

    Volume 2: Commentary

    By Owen Wright

    The substantial collection of notations of seventeenth-century Ottoman instrumental music made by Demetrius Cantemir is both a record of compositions of considerable intrinsic interest and a historical document of vital importance, representing as it does one of the most comprehensive accounts of…

    Hardback – 2000-12-31
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

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