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The Almohad Caliphate: A Look at Al-Andalus through Arabic Documentation and Their Artistic Manifestations

Department of History and Art Theory, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Autonomous University of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Received: 14 June 2018 / Revised: 20 July 2018 / Accepted: 23 July 2018 / Published: 1 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Andalusi Architecture: Shapes, Meaning and Influences)
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The main objective of this article is to reflect on the importance and influence of the Andalusian cultural legacy during the years of the Almohad dominance in the Islamic West. To do this, I will examine the written Arabic documentation and those material testimonies that have reached us, which will allow me to get closer to a greater knowledge of this reformist movement. In this sense, I will analyze the artistic, political and religious landscape, which will lead me to address a reality that becomes the vehicle of legitimation of this new caliphate. View Full-Text
Keywords: caliphate; Almohad; Maghreb; al-Andalus; Umayyads; architecture caliphate; Almohad; Maghreb; al-Andalus; Umayyads; architecture
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González Cavero, I. The Almohad Caliphate: A Look at Al-Andalus through Arabic Documentation and Their Artistic Manifestations. Arts 2018, 7, 33.

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