4.619 Historiography of Islamic Architecture
Critical review of literature on Islamic art and architecture in the last two centuries. Analyzes the cultural, disciplinary, and theoretical contours of the field and highlights the major figures that have influenced its evolution. Challenges the tacit assumptions and biases of standard studies of Islamic art and architecture and addresses historiographic and critical questions concerning how knowledge of a field is defined, produced, and reproduced.
This class has no prerequisites.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Historiography of Islamic Architecture site.
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