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Hybridity and collage : the Christianization of the Great Mosque of Cordoba

Hybridity and collage : the Christianization of the Great Mosque of Cordoba

By Pablita Santos

BA Thesis, Williams College, 2007

Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: The Church of St. Vincent and the Transition into Muslim Rule

  • The Early Site
  • The Cordoban Emirate
  • The Second Umayyad Caliphate

Chapter Two: The Flourishing of the Great Mosque of Cordoba

  • Mosque  Architecture – the Hypostyle Mosque
  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba – and Umayyad Mosque
  • Conquest of 1146
  • Consequences of 1146 Conquest

Chapter Three: The Reeonquista and the Cathedral of Cordoba

  • Reconquista of 1236
  • Consecration of the Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Our Lady of Villaviciosa Chapel
  • A New Cathedral: 1521-1607
  • The Cathedral of Cordoba
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Restorations

Chapter Fonr: The Hybrid Mosque/Cathedral Space

  • Two Umayyad Mosques
  • The Byzantine Connection
  • Relics and ‘Consecration’
  • Conversion of the Mosque to a Cathedral
  • Mudejar Craftsmen after the reconquista
  • Christian Rituals within the Mosque
  • Shifting Interest – the Sixteenth Century Cathedral
  • Significance of Restoration Efforts

Conclusion: The Great Mosque of Cordoba Today

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