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Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Bernard O'Kane (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162442
eISBN:
9781617970115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Creswell photographic archive at the American University in Cairo is an invaluable resource of over 12,000 printed images of Islamic architecture, mainly in Cairo, but also including buildings in ... More


The Deluge

Jonathan Harris

in The Lost World of Byzantium

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300178579
eISBN:
9780300216097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178579.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on attacks on Byzantium's territories. The first crack appeared in the empire's expanded borders three years after the death of Justinian in 565. As pressure from the Avars ... More


Local antiquities in Spain: from Tarragona to Córdoba

Fernando Marías

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

The study of Local Roman Antiquities developed in Spain from the end of the 15th Century focusing on the ancient remains of Roman cities as Mérida, Segovia, Murviedro and Tarragona. Foreign and ... 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


Calling on the Martyrs: The Final Atonement of Islamic Architecture

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/9780198797456.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Historiography

Chapter 9 expounds on the martyr stories of pre-Islamic and Islamic times. Ambrosio de Morales’s recovery of Eulogius’ writings on the Córdoba Martyrs (1574) fixed the genre in Spain. After that, the ... More


The Political Cartography of Andalucismo

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/9780226747002.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter explores the diverse political trajectories of Andalucismo from the late 19th century to the present through the careers of two of the tradition’s prominent exponents. Rodolfo Gil ... More


Expanding Horizons: Amalfitans in the Western Mediterranean

Patricia Skinner

in Medieval Amalfi and its Diaspora, 800-1250

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199646272
eISBN:
9780191751493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646272.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

An isolated reference to Amalfitans at the caliphal court of Cordoba in the mid-tenth century forms the starting point to this consideration of Amalfitan activity in the western Mediterranean. A ... More


Introduction

James P. Brennan

in Argentina's Missing Bones: Revisiting the History of the Dirty War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297913
eISBN:
9780520970076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297913.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Argentina’s experience with state terrorism during the 1976—83 military dictatorship is commonly referred to as the period of the ‘dirty war.’ The term dirty war remains controversial in Argentina ... More


Poetry and Politics in the Caliphate of Cordoba 950–1150

Jane S. Gerber

in Cities of Splendour in the Shaping of Sephardi History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113300
eISBN:
9781800343276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113300.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyses the distinctive Jewish civilization that emerged in Spain, which was then shaped by the unique coexistence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims on European soil. The Jews of Spain ... More


Al-Ghazali’s Pilgrimage

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes Abū Hāmid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazālī, head of the Nizamiyyah College in Baghdad. In 1095 he resigned his teaching posts and set out on a pilgrimage, a quest for religious ... More


Toward the Emergence of Geography in the Universities

Geoffrey Martin

in American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195336023
eISBN:
9780190269920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Geography was offered intermittently in the curricula of the early colleges. In the 1880s, a second cycle began with W. M. Davis at Harvard University. There followed Yale University, University of ... More


The Formative Period (650–900 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/9780190624552.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter harnesses scant archaeological and textual evidence from 700-900 CE to discuss palatial architecture in North Africa, Western Maghreb, and the Iberian Peninsula. As Islamic rulers fight ... More


The Age of the Great Caliphates (900–1000 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/9780190624552.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses how competition between two Islamic empires launched a Golden Age for palatial architecture in the Western Mediterranean during the Tenth Century. Trying to outdo rivals and ... More


Introduction

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/9780198797456.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Historiography

This introductory chapter opens with the case study of the amendments that the historian Ambrosio de Morales introduced in the manuscript version of his core book Las Antigüedades de las ciudades de ... More


Conquest and Plunder

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/9780198797456.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Historiography

Chapter 1 explores the discourse underlying the medieval interpretation of Islamic monumental architecture. The interaction between the idea of buildings as trophies and the tension surrounding their ... 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


The Foundations of an Antiquarian Literature for Islamic Architecture

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/9780198797456.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Historiography

Chapter 5 explores the codification of antiquarian writing in Spain in its original form as expressed by Ambrosio de Morales in Las Antigüedades de las ciudades de España (1575), and particularly it ... More


The Antiquarian Appropriation of Islamic Monuments

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/9780198797456.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Historiography

Chapter 6 focuses on three case studies: the appropriation of Córdoba Mosque as a classical edifice, the transformation of Seville Giralda into an antiquity, and, finally, the humanist reading of ... More


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