Courting the Alhambra: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the by Cynthia Robinson, Simone Pinet

By Cynthia Robinson, Simone Pinet

The ceiling work within the corridor of Justice of the Alhambra haven't got critical scholarly consciousness for the prior thirty years, probably as a result of their tricky incorporation right into a discrete application of Christian vs. Islamic artwork, different types that until eventually lately remained unchallenged themselves. The Alhambra itself keeps to elicit the curiosity of many students, and a number of other contemporary interpretations of the functionality of the Palace of the Lions, which homes the work, were placed forth. This assortment brings jointly paintings historians, literary critics and historians who recommend new methods of drawing close the work via their rapid social, ancient, architectural and literary contexts, offering a porous and versatile version for the creation of tradition in Iberia.

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C. Robinson / Medieval Encounters 14 (2008) 164-198 185 [33] Once the Caliph hears the news, he hastens to send one of his sons to the court of the King of Babylon with an invitation for all concerned to present themselves at his court in Cairo (BNM Ms. 7583, f. 21 v), where festivities are organized, gifts exchanged, and loyalties further cemented. The King of Babylon declares that Flores may retain his castle in Egypt for the rest of his life. Following the festivities, however, Flores is overcome by a sudden attack of nostalgia and mal de amores for his beloved (f.

236 (1986), 353-362. C. Robinson / Medieval Encounters 14 (2008) 164-198 191 [39] both lived. , tan buena obra) finished and their heads clear again, the lovers return to the chessboard in order to finish what they had started. On the Hall of Justice ceilings, however, the chess game is out of narrative order. It should, according to both the Spanish version of TI and the Italian one on which it is probably based, have occurred during the voyage from Ireland to Wales. This ordering of the scenes is certainly deliberate.

7583, for soon thereafter he was discovered in Blancaflor’s chambers, “et señaladamente la razon por que lo mas perdono [el Rey de Babilonia] fue por esta acaeçimiento que vos avemos dicho (and it is important to note that the most important reason for the King of Babylon’s pardoning of him was this event that we have just related; f. ” C. Robinson / Medieval Encounters 14 (2008) 164-198 185 [33] Once the Caliph hears the news, he hastens to send one of his sons to the court of the King of Babylon with an invitation for all concerned to present themselves at his court in Cairo (BNM Ms.

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