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Admiration and Awe: Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography

Antonio Urquízar-Herrera


This book offers the first systematic analysis of 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. To date this process of Christian appropriation has frequently been discussed as a phenomenon of hybridisation. However, during that period the construction of ... More

Keywords: Islamic architecture, Early Modern Spain, antiquarianism, historiography, cultural hybridity, Christian forgeries and martyrs, Ambrosio de Morales, Córdoba Mosque, Seville Giralda, Granada Alhambra

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198797456
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198797456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antonio Urquízar-Herrera, author
Associate Professor, Facultad de Geografía e Historia, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia