This book is divided into three parts: landscape and agricultural transformation as documented in the medieval Arabic scientific literature and geographies, the typological formation of the garden and its symbolic meaning in the eighth through tenth centuries, and finally the role of vision and framing in the apparatus of sovereignty from Madinat al-Zahra' to the Alhambra.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationUniversity Park, Pa
PublisherPennsylvania State University Press
Number of pages275
ISBN (Print)9780271018515, 0271022477, 0271018518, 9780271022475
StatePublished - 2000


  • Islamic gardens
  • Gardens
  • Spain
  • Landscape architecture
  • Palaces
  • Agriculture


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