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9783034327275
Editors: Francine Guise and Ariane Varela Braga
ISBN: 9783034327275
Format: PB
Extent: 390 pp
Price: 72.00€
Publication: June 2018
Publisher: Peter Lang International

The Alhambra in a Global Perspective

This volume intends to foster a re-interpretation of the Nasrid architecture of the Alhambra in Granada and its post-Islamic appropriation and global diffusion. Taking into account the current debates on otherness, cultural exchange and artistic transfer, hybridization, stylistic renewal and national identity building, this collection of essays explores the significance of the Alhambra from the Nasrid period to the present time.

Built as a military fortress and gradually enlarged to a multi-functional palace city, by the 19th century the Alhambra became a symbol of exoticism and reverie. As one of the most important legacies of the Islamic heritage of al-Andalus, its role as a mediator between East and West is more important than ever.