THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Cross listed with ARTH 4591
Lisa Reilly, Associate Professor
Prerequisite: Previous course work in architectural or art history or history.
Our seminar will embark on a journey around the Mediterranean with Ibn Jubayr, a twelfth century Spanish Moslem who recorded his experiences during his pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in remarkably lively and detailed first hand account. From his shipwreck on the coast of Sicily to his performance of the rituals associated with his visit to Mecca, Ibn Jubayr provides an unusual perspective on the built environment, culture and people he encounters through his travels. We will read the translation of his travels as a class with background lectures provided on the visual culture of the sites he visits, such as Palermo, Damascus, Alexandria and Mecca. Each student will choose one site to investigate in greater depth. The outcome of this research will be presented in class accompanied by paper.
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