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By Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

This e-book bargains the 1st systematic research of the cultural and non secular appropriation of Andalusian structure by means of Spanish historians through the 16th and 17th centuries. to this point this technique of Christian appropriation has usually been mentioned as a phenomenon of architectural hybridisation. besides the fact that, this was once a interval during which the development of a Spanish nationwide id turned a key concentration of old discourse. hence, cultural
hybridity encountered partial competition from these looking to determine cultural and spiritual homogeneity.

Spain's Islamic earlier grew to become an immense predicament during this interval and historic writing served because the website for a posh negotiation of identification. Historians and antiquarians used a number of options to re-appropriate the that means of medieval Islamic background as befitted the hot identification of Spain as a Catholic monarchy and empire. at the one hand, the monuments' Islamic foundation was once subjected to old revisions and re-identified as Roman or Phoenician. nonetheless, spiritual forgeries were
invented that staked claims for constructions and towns having been based via Christians sooner than the arriving of the Muslims in Spain. Islamic stones have been used as center facts in debates that formed the early improvement of archaeology, and so they grew to become the centre of a ancient controversy about
the foundation of Spain as a state in addition to its ecclesiastical history.

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