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Header images (from left to right):

1) Bal à la cour des valois/ artiste anonyme français du XVIe siècle, Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Musique, VM PHOT MIRI-14 (28), public domain.

2) Shah Abbas I and Vali Muhammad Khan. From Chehel Sotoun palace, Isfahan, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.

3) BAL – A – LA – FRANCOISE : [estampe] / Mr Charpentier, Bibliothèque nationale de France, RESERVE QB-201 (171)-FT 5 [Hennin, 5228], public domain.