Munya

Munya

Glaire Anderson

Related Terms:

  • Bustan (garden) 
  • Hammam (bath) 
  • Janna (garden) 
  • Qasr (palace)

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References:

Anderson, Glaire. “The Digital Munya Project (2011-12),” https://glairedanderson.com/digitalmunya/.

Anderson, Glaire. The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia : Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba. Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013.

Anderson, Glaire D. “Aristocratic Residences and the Majlis in Umayyad Córdoba.” In Music, Sound, and Architecture in Islam, edited by Michael Frishkopf and Federico Spinetti, 228–54. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018.

Felix, Arnold, Alberto Canto García, and Antonio Vallejo Triano, eds. Munyat ar-Rummaniya: Ein Islamischer Landsitz bei Córdoba. Madrider Beiträge 34. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2015.

Felix, Arnold, Alberto Canto García, and Antonio Vallejo Triano, eds. Munyat ar-Rummaniya: Die Gartenanlagen. Madrider Beiträge 39. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2019.Ruggles, D. Fairchild. Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000.

Citation:

Glaire Anderson, “Munya,” Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online, published 21 September 2021.

Glaire Anderson is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Art at the University of Edinburgh. Her scholarly work explores the art of al-Andalus and the early Islamic West. She is currently finishing a second monograph that explores medieval Islamic science and visual culture through the career of the ninth-century Cordoban polymath ‘Abbas Ibn Firnas, who is famous for an experiment in early human flight. She is also pursuing research on digital art history and heritage, and the Islamic visual culture of the Philippines.