Author: Henry Geoge Farmer
Publisher: Goodword books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187570636
First published in 1929, this work deals with the social and political factors which determined the general musical culture, musical culture of the period together with details of the theory and practice of music, and biographies of all the celebrated composers, singers, instrumentalists, theorists and scientists.
This work has been planned to satisfy both the orientalist and the musician.
The Days of Idolatry (Ist to 6th century)
Islam and Music
The Orthodox Khalifs (632 - 661)
The Umayyads (661-750)
The 'Abbasids (The Golden Age, 750-847)
The 'Abbasids (The Decline, 847-945)
The 'Abbasids (The Fall, 945-1258)