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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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The Foundations of an Antiquarian Literature for Islamic Architecture

The Foundations of an Antiquarian Literature for Islamic Architecture

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(p.78) 5 The Foundations of an Antiquarian Literature for Islamic Architecture
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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/9780198797456.003.0006

Chapter 5 explores the codification of antiquarian writing in Spain in its original form as expressed by Ambrosio de Morales in Las Antigüedades de las ciudades de España (1575), and particularly it considers the consequences of the inclusion of Córdoba Mosque and Madinat al-Zahra in this commentary. The terms of the description and Morales’ use of antiquarian tools are analyzed. In addition, the chapter deals with the interesting methodological debate Morales’ writings gave rise (Pedro Díaz de Ribas, Gregorio López Madera, Alonso Morgado, among others) to around the use of antiquarian tools in formal historical research of Islamic monuments: literary sources, epigraphy, and archaeological analyses of the materials and building techniques (stones, bricks, and mortar). Finally, the chapter deals with the conflictive relationship between the narratives on the Islamic antiquities of Spain, the antiquarian vocabulary and the classical canon.

Keywords:   Ambrosio de Morales, Pedro Díaz de Ribas, Gregorio López Madera, Córdoba Mosque, Madinat al-Zahra, antiquarian sources and methodology, Islamic architecture, Mosaico work, Morisco work

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