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Al-Andalus Cathedra: ‘The almunias of Almohad Seville: Buhaira and Aznalfarache

24/10/2019 From 19:30

The Al Ándalus Cathedra starts up again following the summer break with a session on the almunias (farms or rural properties) of Al Ándalus. For this session we travel to the La Buhaira community centre, one of the city’s most noteworthy neo-Mudejar halls.

The existence of these properties dates back to very ancient times and forms part of all the Mediterranean civilisations. During this session the speakers will explain that for centuries these properties were not only agricultural production centres but also places for leisure and ostentation. Many had halls or palatial buildings alongside the ponds that not only served for irrigation but also for recreation.

The session will be led by doctors in Archaeology Magdalena Valor Piechotta and Alejandro Jiménez Hernández, members of the University of Seville. They are part of a group of 43 researchers who have provided a set of 24 research works entitled ‘Almunias. The properties of the elite in the Islamic West: power, leisure and production.’

The conference will take place at La Buhaira community centre.

Those wishing to attend the conference must sign up beforehand.

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