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Islamicate Art in the Mediterranean

In this course you will develop an understanding of Islamicate art and architecture, produced by Muslims, Jews and Christians, from late Antiquity and the Middle Ages up to the modern period.

Early Islamic material culture developed within the framework of Roman, Byzantine and Sassanian culture. Muslims constituted a commonality with Christians and Jews in the Middle East: they shared the same language and cultural habits, and shared and contested (sacred) spaces in the cities they inhabited. An Islamicate artistic and architectural language developed that was shared, to a certain extent, by these three monotheistic faiths. For many centuries this common artistic language with multifold regional varieties was found throughout the Islamic lands of the Mediterranean region.


mw. dr. T. (Tatiana) Markaki

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen

Capaciteitsgroep Romaanse talen en culturen

Day, time, location and costs

  • 3 February - 18 March 2020
  • Monday and Wednesday from 11:00-13:00
  • Location: Universiteitstheater, room 3.01 (Monday) and P.C. Hoofthuis, room 1.05 (Wednesday)
  • Costs: € 190 (AUV-members € 171)

For the current study schedule, please consult the UvA timetable website. 

Important to know

Type  Open UvA Course
Teaching method Lectures
Language of instruction English
Study material  Articles on Canvas
Other information You can only audit an OUC, which means that you may only attend lectures and cannot attend seminars, take part in the examination, or obtain ECTS credits.
Deadline registration 24 January 2020 (subject to availability)

Public programme Humanities

This Open UvA Course is part of the Faculty of Humanities' public programme. Beside Open UvA Courses, the public programme also comprises special lectures and series of courses. The public programme is intended for alumni, employees looking for extra training, and all others who are interested in art, culture, philosophy, language and literature, history and religion.

Islamicate Art in the Mediterranean
Studielast EC, 7 weken
Voertaal Engels
Start Februari