Lecture: Córdoba - The Golden Age
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ó From the time of the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula by the Arabs in 711, Cóxrdoba was adopted as the capital of the new al-Andalus. Over the following centuries, it became the largest and most sophisticated city in medieval Europe.
Mariam Rosser-Owen, Curator of the Middle East Asian Department at the V&A, looks at how the Arab newcomers responded to the existing culture of the Visigothic Christians and the physical remains of ancient Rome to develop a distinctive artistic style, which established the model for Spanish Islamic art over the subsequent centuries.
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