Ibn Sina Islamic Culture Research Foundation

The philosophy of music. Theory and practice of the maqām art

G.B. Shamilli

2019 Nov 23

Abstract

The four chapters and two appendices of the book describe the stable regularities of the human mind (relationships of the part and the whole, their contraposition and unification) in the theory and practice of the maqam art, which is an oral musical tradition preserved in Hebrew, Persian Arabic and Turkic languages.

The annotated translation and research of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi’s (12th-13th centuries) treatise on music, as well as the first edition of the Russian translation of a treatise on music by an anonymous author (“Muhammad Nishapuri”) deal with ontological issues and the methodology of the historical knowledge with due account for the differences in conceptualization procedures in the given traditions.

The edition is intended for a wide range of experts and undergraduate students.

Imprint

Shamilli G.B. The philosophy of music. Theory and practice of the maqām art / G.B. Shamilli; eduted by I.K. Kuznetsov. М.: ООО Sadra: YASK publishing house, 2020. — 552 p., illustrated. — (The philosophical thought of the Islamic world: Research. V. 5).