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consort

1. esp formerly
a. a small group of instruments, either of the same type, such as viols, (a whole consort) or of different types (a broken consort)
b. (as modifier): consort music
2. the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
3. a ship that escorts another
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Consorts of the Caliphs was originally written between the 7th and 13th centuries by T<-a>j al-D<-i>n eAl<-i> ibn al-S<-a>E<-i>, a scholar of Baghdad during the final years of the Abbasid dynasty.
While Consorts is a short book, just 144 pages, it wasa long time in coming.
Under existing laws and precedent, the wives of ruling Kings become Queen Consorts, but the husbands of sovereign Queens do not have the right to any title.
The instrumental consort repertory of the late fifteenth century.
Although chapter five covers all girls, the focus is primarily on imperial women and the Confucian scholars' efforts to educate and curtail the influence of imperial consorts and their families.
She focuses on five granddaughters of Queen Victoria, all distinguished by the fact that they went on to become reigning consorts: Alexandra, tsarina of Russia; Marie, queen consort of King Ferdinand of Romania; Maud, queen consort of King Haakon VII of Norway; Sophie, queen consort of Constantine I of the Hellenes; and Victoria Eugenie, queen consort of King Alfonso XIII of Spain.
Now we are being told that in the fullness of time we shall have Camilla, Princess Consort.
GAL (both consorts and wives) owned an array of gold jewelry, fine textiles, and various other personal items such as engraved bowls.
Consorts from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, from Britain and the Continent, will be discussed, with a strong concentration on the eighteenth century.
The Ward and Cranford consorts include extensive chromaticism and some Italian-madrigal influences, while Milton's fantasias employ relatively conservative techniques.
Watermarks, for instance, reveal that pre- Commonwealth fantazias continued to be copied until the end of the century; and between 1662 and 1682 Edward Lowe, Professor of Music at Oxford University, arranged meetings featuring viol consorts with the support of the two divines, Narcissus Marsh and Henry Aldrich: all three reproduced prodigious quantities of consort music.

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