Al-Andalus : the art of islamic Spain ; [in conjunction with - download pdf or read online

By Jerrilynn D. Dodds.

ISBN-10: 0870996363

ISBN-13: 9780870996368

In 711 a military of Arabs and Berbers from North Africa, united by means of their religion in Islam, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and arrived at the Iberian Peninsula. In under a decade the Muslims introduced lots of the peninsula less than their domination they known as the Iberian lands they managed al-Andalus. even though the borders of al-Andalus shifted over the centuries, the Muslims remained a strong strength at the peninsula for nearly 8 hundred years, till 1492, after they have been expelled by means of Ferdinand and Isabella. This quantity, which accompanies an incredible exhibition provided on the Alhambra in Granada and The Metropolitan Museum of artwork in long island, is dedicated to the little-known inventive legacy of Islamic Spain. From 711 to 1492 al-Andalus was once the occidental frontier of Islam. Floating at the western fringe of the Mediterranean, bring to an end from the eu continent by means of jagged mountains, it used to be geographically remoted from either North Africa and Europe, from Islamic in addition to Christian lands. actual remoteness gave al-Andalus a privileged position in medieval myths but additionally separated it from the groups of the east and the west, in order that it acquired simply sporadic awareness from either worlds. even if a small workforce of students pursued the intense learn of the humanities of Islamic Spain, those arts have for the main half been seen as outstanding and unique vestiges of a misplaced tradition, as items and monuments that left no mark on eu culture.

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