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Moorish Architecture - Chapter Summary
Gain a deeper understanding of Moorish architecture with this series of bite-sized and entertaining lessons. As you work through the chapter at your own pace, you'll review the history and characteristics of Moorish architecture, as well as the Moorish architecture of Europe and America. The chapter comes with interactive self-assessment quizzes to give you an opportunity to check your understanding of the lesson topics. If you have any questions, you can submit them to our instructors through the Dashboard. The chapter is also available to study at any time that fits your schedule. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Summarize the history of Moorish architecture
- Recognize Moorish architecture characteristics
- Compare Moorish architecture from Spain, America, Portugal and Italy
1. Moorish Architecture: History & Characteristics
If you have ever heard of a horseshoe arch or an arabesque, you might know that they are Moorish architectural structures. In this lesson, explore the history of Moorish architecture and learn more about its identifying features.
2. Spanish Moorish Architecture
In this lesson, we will learn about the characteristics of Islamic architecture as it developed in Spain during most of the Middle Ages. We will also explore some of the architectural masterpieces that remain from this time.
3. Moorish Architecture in America
In this lesson, we learn about the characteristics of Islamic-influenced architecture brought to America during the Spanish colonization. We also explore some outstanding architectural pieces from this time.
4. Moorish Architecture in Portugal
In this lesson, learn about the defining characteristics of Moorish architecture that developed in Portugal during the Islamic occupation between the 8th-12th centuries. Also, explore some buildings of this period that are still standing.
5. Moorish Architecture in Italy
In this lesson, learn about the characteristics of the interesting combination of Islamic architecture and other influences, as it developed in Southern Italy during the Middle Ages. Also, explore some of the architectural pieces that best exemplify this time in architectural history.
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