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Suggested Readings and Resources

Department of Islamic Art. "The Art of the Nasrid Period (1232–1492)." In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.
High school

Ecker, Heather. Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain. Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2004.
High school

Irving, Washington. Tales of the Alhambra. Granada: Ediciones Miguel Sánchez, 2002.
High school
A semi-fictional account of a nineteenth-century American author's sojourn at the Alhambra. The stories evoke the beauty and allure of the palace, though they take place well after the Nasrid period.

Islamic Arts and Architecture. The Alhambra: A Virtual Walking Tour. Islamic Arts and Architecture, 2012.
High school

Jungman, Anne, and Shelley Fowles. The Most Magnificent Mosque. London: Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2004.
Elementary school
A children's story set in Muslim Spain that focuses on the Great Mosque of Córdoba, built by the Spanish Umayyad dynasty.

The Moorish South: Art in Muslim and Christian Spain from 711 to 1492. DVD. 51 min. New York: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2008.
An episode of the BBC series The Art of Spain featuring commentary by art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon as he examines Islamic art along his travels from Córdoba to Seville and Granada.

Rosser-Owen, Mariam. Islamic Arts from Spain. London: Victoria & Albert Publishing, 2010.
High school

When the Moors Ruled in Europe. DVD. 101 min. Silver Spring, Md.: Acorn Media, 2005.
A new interpretation of the effects of Islam on Spanish and European history and patrimony.


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The lesson plan related to Court Arts of Islamic Spain features a fourteenth-century silk textile fragment.