Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Ottoman influences on European music
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Muslims and Christians have a shared culture, which they have built together throughout history. Whether it is the wars they fought against one another, the inventions they took from one another or the translations of works from earlier civilisations they passed to one another, it is impossible to understand the progress either has made without understanding the other. For many centuries, the ‘others’ for Europeans were the Ottomans, whom they called Turks. At first, anything conside…

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Gencer, A. Yunus, “Ottoman influences on European music”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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