IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1338: Slavery in the Medieval Islamic World, IV: Concubinage and Slavery in the Islamicate World

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Thomas J. MacMaster, Department of History, Morehouse College, Georgia / School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Magdalena Moorthy Kloss, Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Lisa Nielson, Department of Music, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Moderator/Chair:Thomas J. MacMaster, Department of History, Morehouse College, Georgia / School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Paper 1338-aSlavery, Gender, and Music in Kitab al-Aghani: Revisiting the Cultural Boundaries of Women Musicians in Medieval Islam
(Language: English)
Karen Moukheiber, Orient-Institut Beirut
Karen Moukheiber, Orient-Institut Beirut
Index terms: Gender Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Music, Sexuality
Paper 1338-bConcubinage and Sexual Slavery in Medieval Arab-Islamic Erotic Literature
(Language: English)
Pernilla Myrne, Institutionen för språk och litteraturer, Göteborgs Universitet
Pernilla Myrne, Institutionen för språk och litteraturer, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Gender Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Sexuality, Social History
Paper 1338-cGender, Ethnicity, and Slavery in Early Islamic Music Discourse
(Language: English)
Lisa Nielson, Department of Music, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Lisa Nielson, Department of Music, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Index terms: Gender Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Music, Social History
Abstract

This session will concentrate on the interdependence between slavery and concubinage in the medieval Islamicate world. The first paper reexamines assumptions regarding the musical performances of enslaved women, the second looks through the prism of medieval erotic literature, and the final paper examines issues of gender, ethnicity, and slavery in the study of music in the medieval Muslim regions.