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Cordoba and Beyond Angela Smith Wednesday 09 October 2019

The talk adopts a chronological approach to discuss aspects of the brilliant Islamic visual culture that was produced in Spain. We start by considering the results of Umayyad rule in Cordoba - including the building of the Mezquita - the Great Mosque. We continue by tracing the subsequent history of Muslim culture in Spain and examine Hispano-Islamic ceramics, ivories and other artistic forms. We conclude by considering Muslim art and architecture during the Reconquista including the building of the Alhambra in Granada.