Archaeology, Politics and Islamicate Cultural Heritage in Europe - David Govantes-Edwards

Archaeology, Politics and Islamicate Cultural Heritage in Europe - David Govantes-Edwards

7. The Nasrid Kingdom of Granada: The Last Islamicate Society in South-western Europe

Archaeology, Politics and Islamicate Cultural Heritage in Europe - David Govantes-Edwards

Alberto García Porras [+-]
University of Granada
Alberto García Porras is a lecturer in the Medieval History Department, University of Granada (Spain). His area of specialism is the production of luxury ceramic wares in the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada (13th-15th centuries) and their dissemination throughout the western Mediterranean. Recently, he has begun research on the landscape and settlement pattern in the Nasrid Kingdom, as a territorial manifestation of political power. He directs the Alhambra Royal Workshops Project (Alhambra, Granada, UNESCO World Heritage Site), and has participated and directed numerous archaeological projects in Spain and Italy.

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It may be argued that the archaeological study of al-Andalus, which only began in earnest as a fully grown scientific discipline 30-35 years ago, is still in its infancy, especially if compared with other European archaeologies. However, work carried out since the discipline finally crystallised in the 1980s is already worth examining in detail. We need to carefully appraise the weaknesses and strengths of the discipline, as well as the obstacles and threats which put it in danger. Only thus can clear avenues of future development be outlined. In this chapter, I shall examine the evolution of the archaeology of al-Andalus over the last few decades.

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García Porras , Alberto. 7. The Nasrid Kingdom of Granada: The Last Islamicate Society in South-western Europe. Archaeology, Politics and Islamicate Cultural Heritage in Europe. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Jan 2021. ISBN 9781781797884. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36076. Date accessed: 23 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36076. Jan 2021

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