Antonio Urquízar Herrera
"The Memory of Islamic Monuments in Early Modern Spanish Identity"
Monday, September 30, 2019
On the cultural and religious appropriation of Andalusian architecture by Spanish historians during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Early Modern Spain was left with a significant Islamic heritage: Córdoba Mosque had been turned into a cathedral, in Seville the Aljama Mosque’s minaret was transformed into a Christian bell tower, and Granada Alhambra had become a Renaissance palace. This process of Christian appropriation has frequently been discussed as a phenomenon of hybridization.