Book ID: CBB533850362

Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe (2020)

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Darke, Diana (Author)


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Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 328
Language: English

Against a backdrop of Islamophobia, Europeans are increasingly airbrushing from history their cultural debt to the Muslim world. But this legacy lives on in some of Europe's most recognizable buildings, from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the Arab and Islamic roots of Europe's architectural heritage. Diana Darke traces ideas and styles from vibrant Middle Eastern centers like Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo, via Muslim Spain, Venice and Sicily into Europe. She describes how medieval crusaders, pilgrims and merchants encountered Arab Muslim culture on their way to the Holy Land; and explores more recent artistic interaction between Ottoman and Western cultures, including Sir Christopher Wren's inspirations in the "Saracen" style of Gothic architecture. Recovering this long yet overlooked history of architectural "borrowing," Stealing from the Saracens is a rich tale of cultural exchange, shedding new light on Europe's greatest landmarks.

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Authors & Contributors
Iqbal, Muzaffar
Galetti, Paola
Orlando, Andrea
Gori, Davide
Carlo Veca
Jacob, Margaret C.
Journals
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
Publishers
Ashgate
Laterza
University of Pennsylvania Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Harvard University Press
École des chartes
Concepts
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Science, general histories
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Mathematics
Architecture
Transmission of ideas
People
Maimonides
Ibn al-Haytham, Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan
Ptolemy
Galen
Euclid
Time Periods
Medieval
17th century
18th century
Early modern
Ancient
15th century
Places
Europe
Baghdad (Iraq)
Spain
Cairo (Egypt)
Sicily
Americas
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