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Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198797456

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198797456.001.0001

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Conquest and Plunder

Conquest and Plunder

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(p.23) 1 Conquest and Plunder
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Admiration and Awe
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Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198797456.003.0002

Chapter 1 explores the discourse underlying the medieval interpretation of Islamic monumental architecture. The interaction between the idea of buildings as trophies and the tension surrounding their potential destruction, conservation, and transformation offers a convenient framework for subsequent analysis of the strategies behind the appropriation of the surviving edifices. The chapter sets out the general background by way of a review of the writings of Ambrosio de Morales in relation to the Christian architectonic transformation of Córdoba Mosque. Then, Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada and his medieval idea of restoration as applied to the Christian conquest of Islamic Spain, as well as its consequences in the Humanist interpretation of Islamic buildings, are explained.

Keywords:   Ambrosio de Morales, Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, Bishop Manrique, Córdoba Mosque, loss of Spain, restoration of Spain, trophy

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