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Revisiting al-Andalus

Perspectives on the Material Culture of Islamic Iberia and Beyond

Revisiting al-Andalus by Glaire D. Anderson
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"Revisiting al-Andalus" brings together a range of recent scholarship on the material culture of Islamic Iberia, highlighting especially the new directions that have developed in the Anglo-American branch of this field since the 1992 catalogue of the influential exhibition, Al-Andalus: the Art of Islamic Spain.Together with examples of recent Spanish scholarship on medieval architecture and urbanism, the volume's contributors (historians of art and architecture, archaeologists, and architects) explore topics such as the relationship between Andalusi literature and art; architecture, urbanism, and court culture; domestic architecture; archaeology as a tool for analyzing economic and architectural history; cultural transfer between the Iberian Peninsula and the New World; 19th-century "rediscovery" of al-Andalus; and modern architectural and historiographical attempts to construct an Andalusi cultural identity. Contributors include: Antonio Almagro, Glaire D.
BRILL; January 2007
340 pages; ISBN 9789047422068
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Title: Revisiting al-Andalus
Author: Glaire D. Anderson; Mariam Rosser-Owen
 
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