VOCABULARY Cultural Legacy legado cultural Bricks/Plaster ladrillos/yesos Plant motifs motivos vegetales Shade sombra Horseshoe arches arcos de herradura Domes cúpulas
1.7. Cultural Legacy and Arths 1.7.1. Cultural Legacy –Its finest period began in the 10th century Caliph Al Hakam II was very interested in learning, and had a library of 400.000 books –Principal intellectuals were the Muslim Averroes and the Jew Maimonides –The influence on the Spanish language is important: there are about 4.000 words of Arabic origin in Castilian Spanish continues
1.7. Cultural Legacy and Arths 1.7.2. Muslim Arths –Painting and sculpture were used to decorate buildings –Main characteristics: Poor building materials, such as bricks, plaster… These materials were covered with abundant decoration. Islam did not permit the representation of animals and people. Instead, geometrical and plant motifs were used They used horseshoe arches and domes in their buildings
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