The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia
Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba
||Anderson, Glaire D.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $149.95|
| Book Description: |
Exploring the aristocratic villas and court culture of Córdoba during its 'golden age' under the reign of the Umayyad dynasty (r. 756-1031 AD), this study illuminates a key facet of the secular architecture of the court and its relationship to the well-known Umayyad luxury arts. Based on textual and archaeological evidence, it offers a detailed analysis of the estates' architecture and gardens within a synthetic socio-historical framework.