Parution: Mariam Rosser-Owen, Articulating the Ḥijāba: Cultural Patronage and Political Legitimacy in al-Andalus. The ʿĀmirid Regency c. 970-1010 AD, Brill, 2021


Articulating the Ḥijāba: Cultural Patronage and Political Legitimacy in al-Andalus
The ʿĀmirid Regency c. 970-1010 AD

Author: Mariam Rosser-Owen

 

 

 


Series:
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East, Volume: 156

 
In Articulating the Ḥijāba, Mariam Rosser-Owen analyses for the first time the artistic and cultural patronage of the ‘Amirid regents of the last Cordoban Umayyad caliph, Hisham II, a period rarely covered in the historiography of al-Andalus. Al-Mansur, the founder of this dynasty, is usually considered a usurper of caliphal authority, who pursued military victory at the expense of the transcendental achievements of the first two caliphs. But he also commissioned a vast extension to the Great Mosque of Cordoba, founded a palatine city, conducted skilled diplomatic relations, patronised a circle of court poets, and owned some of the most spectacular objects to survive from al-Andalus, in ivory and marble. This study presents the evidence for a reconsideration of this period.See Less

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