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HIST 2151 Arts of Islamic Spain (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Seminar introduces students to the rich artistic heritage of the Iberian Peninsula and adjacent regions in northwest Africa when Muslims ruled much of the region. From the eighth century through the fifteenth, Iberian cities, Cordoba, Seville, Granada were centers of brilliant Arab Islamic civilization. Course examines extraordinary architecture and decorative arts including ivory, woodcarving, metalwork, textiles, manuscripts. As Muslims lost control of large areas of the Iberian peninsula, impact of Spanish Islamic art and culture remained strong among the Christians and Muslims elsewhere in Islamic lands. Students participate in class discussions, research a topic,prepare oral presentations,submit a written research paper.


Instructor(s): Jonathan Bloom

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ARTH3315

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Last Updated: 05-Mar-14