Islamic Empire Part 3
11. Al-Andalus: Granada • Palace of Alhambra
11. Al-Andalus: Granada • Alhambra (Granada, Spain) • Water and gardens symbolizing heaven
11. Al-Andalus: Granada • Open courtyards • Columns • Fountains and gardens
11. Al-Andalus: Granada • Very intricate • Muqarnas (plaster ceilings)
11. Al-Andalus: Granada • Lavish color
11. Al-Andalus: Granada • Inlaid ceilings
11. Al-Andalus: Granada • Use of arabesque (floral decoration) and geometric patterns. • Calligraphy
11. Al-Andalus: Granada NO human or animal figures Court of the Lions (Alhambra): one of the few depictions of animals in Islamic art.
15. Islamic Spain: the Reconquest Alcazar, Seville Palace of Pedro V of Castille (14th cent) Alcazar, Segovia. Palace of Queen Isabella of Castille (15th cent)
15. Islamic heritage in the West Jordan or Spain?
16. Conclusion TRUE/ FALSE • The study of the Islamic civilization in a course about the Western World is very relevant. • The Islamic empire inherited the knowledge of the Greco Roman world. • The Islamic empire has a lot in common with the civilizations of Persia, India and pre-Islamic Arabia. • In the Renaissance the Christian kingdoms of Western Europe rediscovered the Greco Roman scientific ideas that had been preserved and translated by the scholars in the Islamic empire.