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Islamic Palace Architecture in the Western Mediterranean: A History

Felix Arnold


Palaces like the Aljafería and the Alhambra rank among the highest achievements of the Islamic world. In recent years archaeological work at Córdoba, Kairouan and many other sites has vastly increased our knowledge about the origin and development of Islamic palatial architecture, particularly in the Western Mediterranean region. This book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Islamic palace architecture in Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and southern Italy. The author, who has himself conducted archaeological field work at several prominent sites, presents all Islamic palaces kno ... More

Keywords: Islamic palatial architecture, Western Mediterranean, Greek logic, Gothic architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190624552
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Felix Arnold, author
Senior Researcher, German Archaeological Institute