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The Islamic West (North Africa, Iberia and Sicily), 700–1492

Glaire Anderson

Glaire Anderson is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Art at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The Islamic West comprised the Iberian Peninsula (present-day Spain and Portugal, known in Arabic then as al-Andalus), the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) in North Africa, and Sicily. This era of the history of the Islamic...