Greek Orthodox Music in Ottoman Istanbul: Nation and by Merih Erol

By Merih Erol

During the overdue Ottoman interval (1856–1922), a time of contestation approximately imperial coverage towards minority teams, tune helped the Ottoman Greeks in Istanbul outline themselves as a special cultural team. part of the biggest non-Muslim minority inside of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious empire, the Greek Orthodox informed elite engaged in heated discussions approximately their cultural id, Byzantine historical past, and clients for the longer term, on the center of which have been debates in regards to the position of conventional liturgical track in a neighborhood that was once confronting modernity and westernization. Merih Erol attracts on archival proof from ecclesiastical and lay resources facing understandings of Byzantine tune and heritage, kinds of non secular chanting, the lifestyles tales of person cantors, and different well known and scholarly resources of the interval. Audio examples keyed to the textual content can be found online.

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