Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Juan A. Souto
Dr. Juan Antonio Souto is a professor of Islamic History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and vice president of the European Union of European Arabists and Islamists. He specializes in Arabic and Islamic studies.

Lecture: The Aljaferia of Saragossa: Between Cordova and Marrakech 

Saragossa was the capital of one of the most flourishing ta'ifa kingdoms to come out of the dismantling of the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordova, in Al-Andalus. The city is located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula. A qasr was built at Saragossa, which was named al-Ja'fariyya ("Aljaferia").  The architectural style from al-Ja'fariyya was later adopted by North African  dynastys, Almoravids and Almohads.

Al-Ja'fariyya became a key piece to the architecture and decorative arts of Western Islam--a "bridge" between Cordova, capital of the Andalusi Umayyad Caliphate, and Marrakech, capital of the Almoravid and Almohad empires.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Book Club
Discussion: Arabic Novel in Translation
(To find out more about DAI's Book Club please visit our website.)

Hope to see you at the events!


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