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Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial

Olga Bush

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474416504
eISBN:
9781474444835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416504.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book undertakes an inter-medial approach to the study of the Alhambra, the medieval palatial city built in Granada by the Nasrids, the last Muslim dynasty in the Iberian Peninsula. Its aesthetic ... More


From Vincennes to the Alhambra

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After his military service, Capellani worked in a bank while his brother Paul was becoming a famous stage actor working with André Antoine. In 1904, Albert Capellani joined the world of entertainment ... More


Flashback: An Engineer’s Education

Ian Christie

in Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226105628
eISBN:
9780226610115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610115.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Robert Paul was the oldest of five children, born to a London shipping agent and a clergyman’s daughter in Islington in 1869. The family moved around London, while Robert seems to have been the only ... More


“Adding Interest to Wonder”: The First Year in Film

Ian Christie

in Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226105628
eISBN:
9780226610115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610115.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Paul was launched on a hectic nightly round of screenings at London’s music halls by the success of his projector, yet urgently needed to make new films to enhance the programmes. The Alhambra ... More


Darkroom Readings: Scenes of Maternal Photography

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' gloss on Charles Clifford's nineteenth-century photograph “Alhambra” in Camera Lucida and explores how, via this image, Barthes conjures up an alternative model ... More


To San Gabriel Mission and Valley

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0027
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines a tour to San Gabriel Mission and Valley which takes the following route: Los Angeles–Alhambra–El ... More


Admiration and Awe: Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography

Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198797456
eISBN:
9780191838811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797456.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Historiography

This book offers the first systematic analysis of the cultural and religious appropriation of Andalusian architecture by Spanish historians during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Early ... More


On Muḥammad V, Ibn al-Khaṭīb and Sufism

Cynthia Robinson and Amalia Zomeño

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter is centred around a rereading of a much-studied narrative of the mawlid celebration held at the Naṣrid court in 764/1362 and preserved in Ibn al-Khaṭīb's Nufāḍat al-jirāb fī ʿulālat ... More


The Universe from the Albayzín

Charles Hirschkind

in The Feeling of History: Islam, Romanticism, and Andalusia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226746814
eISBN:
9780226747002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747002.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

A central topos within the historical geography of Andalucismo, Granada—home to both the Alhambra and the medieval Muslim quarter of the Albayzin—bears witness to the contradictions at the heart of ... More


‘Textile Architecture’ in the Cuarto Dorado

Olga Bush

in Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474416504
eISBN:
9781474444835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416504.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The integrated aesthetic articulated in chapter 3 grounds a new approach to the Patio of Comares and its enigmatic façade. The chapter begins with a historical overview of poetic inscriptions on ... More


Transatlantic Carmens in Dance and Drama

Michael Christoforidis and Elizabeth Kertesz

in Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the early 1890s Emma Calvé’s emergence coincided with the ascent of Spanish dancing stars, Carmencita Dausset and Carolina “la Belle” Otero, on the international music-hall circuit. All three ... More


Carmen’s Music-Hall Embrace

Michael Christoforidis and Elizabeth Kertesz

in Carmen and the Staging of Spain: Recasting Bizet's Opera in the Belle Epoque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195384567
eISBN:
9780190883508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195384567.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The fluidity between the worlds of opera and popular entertainment during the Belle Époque admitted Carmen and her Spanish impersonators into music hall and popular theatrical spectacle in the early ... More


The Epigones of Empire (1250–1500 CE)

Felix Arnold

in Islamic Palace Architecture in the Western Mediterranean: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190624552
eISBN:
9780190624576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624552.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter describes Islamic architecture during the Late Medieval Period when the collapsing Almohad Empire and its epigone were threatened both by external pressures and by the rise of Sufism, an ... More


Islamic Monuments as Christian Trophies

Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

in Admiration and Awe: Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198797456
eISBN:
9780191838811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797456.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Historiography

Chapter 3 approaches the notion of trophy through historical accounts of the Christianization of the Córdoba and Seville Islamic temples in the thirteenth-century and the late-fifteenth-century ... More


Michael Portillo’s Great Railway Journeys: Granada to Salamanca (1999)

Kathleen Riley

in Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter follows Michael Portillo’s pilgrimage to his late father’s native Spain as part of the BBC television series Great Railway Journeys. Luis Gabriel Portillo was a poet and law professor ... More


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