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Islamic Monuments and National Patrimony in Modern Spain

0 Comments 🕔12.Dec 2014

D. Fairchild Ruggles, Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses Spain’s Islamic past and its monuments—particularly the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Alhambra—a source of pride. However, the modern nation regards Islam as a fascinating chapter in a book that otherwise begins and ends with Christianity. Byzantine history is treated gingerly as a “distant” past that must be dealt with without being embraced. Published 1/11/2013. Video courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art on YouTube.

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