New PDF release: Admiration and Awe: Morisco Buildings and Identity

By Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

ISBN-10: 0198797451

ISBN-13: 9780198797456

This booklet bargains the 1st systematic research of the cultural and spiritual appropriation of Andalusian structure via Spanish historians throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. thus far this strategy of Christian appropriation has in most cases been mentioned as a phenomenon of architectural hybridisation. although, this was once a interval within which the development of a Spanish nationwide id grew to become a key concentration of old discourse. consequently, cultural
hybridity encountered partial competition from these trying to identify cultural and spiritual homogeneity.

Spain's Islamic prior grew to become a massive main issue during this interval and ancient writing served because the web site for a fancy negotiation of id. Historians and antiquarians used a number of techniques to re-appropriate the that means of medieval Islamic background as befitted the hot identification of Spain as a Catholic monarchy and empire. at the one hand, the monuments' Islamic foundation was once subjected to ancient revisions and re-identified as Roman or Phoenician. however, spiritual forgeries were
invented that staked claims for constructions and towns having been based through Christians ahead of the coming of the Muslims in Spain. Islamic stones have been used as middle facts in debates that formed the early improvement of archaeology, and so they turned the centre of a old controversy about
the starting place of Spain as a kingdom in addition to its ecclesiastical history.

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