A History of Arabian Music to The XIIIth Century.

Farmer, Henry George.

Book ID: 31991


8vo. xv, 264 pp., frontispiece, 2 b/w plates, red cloth, biblio, index, from the library of Professor Simon Jargy, spine lightly faded, few marginal pencil markings, otherwise copy in very good condition, Luzac & Company Ltd, London, reprint, 1967.


The author was a leading authority on Arabic music. He wrote several books in this field. In this work Farmer analysed the history of Arabic music and its relation to Islam, then the situation of the music under the Caliphs (632-661), and later under the Umayyads and Abbassids.
He traces the history of Arabic music to pre-Islamic times in Arabia and Syro-Mesopotamia area.

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