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Mixing Musics: Turkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song

Maureen Jackson


Through Ottoman, Turkish, and Jewish music-making this cultural history illuminates a multiethnic Ottoman art world and its transformations across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It explores cross-cultural flows often left out of histories focusing on Jewish communities in isolation, top-down political events, or national narratives. The genre under study, Maftirim music, is a paraliturgical sacred suite developing since the seventeenth century along with Ottoman court music. Based on oral histories and archival sources, the book frames music-making in terms of socio-economic practic ... More

Keywords: Istanbul, Jewish music, Ottoman music, Ottoman empire, Turkey, gender, oral transmission, urban space, Maftirim, historiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804780155
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804780155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maureen Jackson, author