University of Atlantia

Course Detail

The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Instructor:
Epy Pengelly


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA107 June 12, 2021
Crs #:
415
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
17/98
Room:
Pliny the Elder
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Description
A Mosque-Cathedral? This classification is a bit strange to wrap one's head around, despite being exactly what it sounds like. Built like a Matryoshka Doll, the center of the building is purportedly a Roman temple, then expansions upon expansions have been added on over the centuries in different styles to create a sense of authority and legitimacy through the use of architectural elements. Mainly the relevant expansions made by the Islamic rulers in the medieval period will be examined, but we'll take time to look at some other expansions briefly, too. The choice of location of the Mosque of Cordoba will also be examined. Officially the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Catholicism, this building has served many communities over its lifetime, and continues to be a cultural and physical landmark in Cordoba.
Day-of-class Contact Info
Facebook Messenger (Mishee Kearney) or phone text (2407721286)