Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

The dimension of music in Islamic and Jewish culture

£9.99

Product description

Though we can no longer hear how it sounded, the written sources that remain provide much information on the music of the medieval Islamic and Jewish worlds, on how it was regarded and on the importance that was attached to it. Amnon Shiloah has been a pioneer in the exploration of these sources, and the present volume brings together some of the results. The opening studies examine, with annotated translations, several key works expounding the meaning of music and its power, in terms of its ethical and therapeutic effects and properties. The following articles focus on scientific writings about music and on the transmission of musical knowledge, while the final section approaches the subject from the angle of religion, noting how the power attributed to music occasioned the distrust of many religious figures, who feared its capacity to deprave and debase its audience.

Item details

Author(s):
Shiloah Amnon
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23 cm x 15 cm x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0860783529
ISBN-13:
9780860783527
Number of pages:
319
Publisher:
Variorum
Title:
The dimension of music in Islamic and Jewish culture

Courier Delivery

£5.40
Signature required.
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Though we can no longer hear how it sounded, the written sources that remain provide much information on the music of the medieval Islamic and Jewish worlds, on how it was regarded and on the importance that was attached to it. Amnon Shiloah has been a pioneer in the exploration of these sources, and the present volume brings together some of the results. The opening studies examine, with annotated translations, several key works expounding the meaning of music and its power, in terms of its ethical and therapeutic effects and properties. The following articles focus on scientific writings about music and on the transmission of musical knowledge, while the final section approaches the subject from the angle of religion, noting how the power attributed to music occasioned the distrust of many religious figures, who feared its capacity to deprave and debase its audience.

Author(s):
Shiloah Amnon
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23 cm x 15 cm x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0860783529
ISBN-13:
9780860783527
Number of pages:
319
Publisher:
Variorum
Title:
The dimension of music in Islamic and Jewish culture

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via courier within 2 working days of receipt of your order. A signature will be required on delivery. This item is not available for international delivery.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days



Courier delivery cost: £5.40

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Shop Macclesfield

Our shop is situated in the centre of Macclesfield on Mill Street. We sell homewares & collectables, books & music, clothing & accessories, Fairtrade food, eco products and the full range of Oxfam Unwrapped gifts. We are always looking for new volunteers to add to our 50-strong, dedicated team so please contact us if you think you can help or you are embarking on a Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Our regular customers and donors are local and respond generously to emergency appeals, which we advertise through the shop window and on the local radio station. We are a Gift Aid-enabled shop, meaning that donations help even more.

View Shop