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C. L. Joost-Gaugier
Islamic Elements in the Architecture of Puglia

approx. 280 p., 1 b/w ill. + 120 colour ill., 220 x 280 mm, 2019
ISBN: 978-2-503-58031-9
Languages: English
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Architectural history of Puglia - Islamic elements
Puglia is one of the most extraordinary parts of Italy. Inhabited for over 8,000 years, this region has experienced almost every type of civilization known to the European world.  This book focuses on the little known but important Islamic contribution to the architecture of Puglia, a contribution which was centered in the once Muslim city of Lucera and subsequently came to be of significance for the building of Christian cathedrals and churches in this beautiful region, little known to the outside world.
Joost-Gaugier is an internationally known historian of Renaissance Art and Architecture.  She earned her AB, AM, and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University and in 2005 was awarded an Honoraary degree from Harvard for Lifetime Achievement.  Her scholarship, on Italian art, architecture, and intellectual history, has been published extensively and includes over 200 research articles and seven books.
Table of Contents


Chapter 1:   Introduction:  Puglia, the Background

Chapter 2:   The Setting:  Lucera - The 'Shining Light' of Puglia

Chapter 3:   The Creation of a Muslim Colony

Chapter 4:    The Muslims in Lucera and a Brutal Goodbye

Chapter 5:    The First Building of the New (Christian) Lucera, its Cathedral

Chapter 6:    The Fourteenth Century Context:  The Survival of Muslim Elements in Christian Lucera

Chapter 7:    The Legacy of Islam is Not Forgoten in Lucera to Modern Times

Chapter 8:    Muslim Elements in the Buildings of Surrounding Towns and Cities:  Bitonto, Ruvo di Puglia, Castel del Monte, Altamura, Gravina, and Giovinazzo

Chapter 9:   Muslim Elements in the Buildings of Surrounding Towns and Cities:  Bisceglie, Trani, Canosa, Troia, San Severo, and Foggia

Chapter 10:    Conclusions:  The Significance of Lucera and the Muslim Legacy for Puglia

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts

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