SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Delivering the Caliphate. The circulation of wealth and valuables in Umayya ​d ​ Cordoba at the 10th/4th century

Eduardo Manzano Moreno (CSIC, Madrid)

Date: 22 May 2014Time: 5:30 PM

Finishes: 22 May 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B104

Type of Event: Seminar

Broad views of "convivencia" as the main feature that pervades Umayyad Cordoba in the 10th/4th century have usually fostered a number of myths and misconceptions regarding its sudden "magnificence" and "splendor". This has entailed that the material foundations of the Caliphate have usually been overlooked. The aim of this lecture is to show the role played by wealth and valuables in the social and political articulation of the Umayyad Caliphate, and how a proper assessment of these elements can render new insights for the knowledge of objects and material remains.

Organiser: Anna Contadini

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