Rethinking the borders of Islamic art: Paterna ceramics from the 14th century to today

McSweeney, Anna Rethinking the borders of Islamic art: Paterna ceramics from the 14th century to today. In: Duckworth, Chloe and Govantes-Edwards, David (eds.) Archaeology, politics and Islamicate cultural heritage in Europe. Monographs in Islamic Archaeology . Equinox. ISBN 9781781797884 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Recent scholarship in Islamic art and architecture has seen a growing interest in art from the borderlands – the borders of empires, peoples, religions and practices. In this context, the art of Muslim majority populations in post-Islamic Spain should be front and centre, but instead it has languished in the obscure and antiquated classifications of 'Hispano-Moresque' and 'mudéjar'. How then can we consider ceramics such as the glazed and decorated tableware made in 14th century Paterna by Muslim potters under Christian rule? Where does the material culture of these border communities fit in the politics of excavation, museum display and academic scholarship and do the porous borders of Islamicate art offer a solution? This paper will examine these questions through a detailed study of the production, distribution, excavation and re-discovery of Paterna ceramics.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Islamic art, archaeology, ceramics, Spain, art history, Islamicate
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N0400 Art museums, galleries, etc.
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N5300 History > N5940 Medieval art
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK3600 Other arts and art industries > NK3700 Ceramics
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Depositing User: Anna McSweeney
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 08:31
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 08:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/84964

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