Abstract


Home Parties, Invitation Organizers And Singer Women In The Medieval Arabic World
In the Middle Ages, special invitation programs for both commercial and entertainment activities were held in the magnificent mansions of merchants or other wealthy people. Such parties were organized in two phases, feast and banquet. In big Islamic cities such as Baghdad and Kurtuba, there were organizers whose profession became organizing such invitations and made good money from this work. In these kind of invitation events, service, service to guests, performance of musical instruments, singing and dancing were performed by male special slaves (gilman) and female slaves (concubines). Often, these gilmans and concubines had been rented privately in daily base. Concubines were subjected to sophisticated and expensive training in singing, diction, protocol, and grace, and the training they received made them more valuable.

Keywords
Medieval, Culture History, Entertainment, Home Parties, Organizer, Singing Concubines