Tue 22 January 4.30pm
Hot drinks and cake served from 4.30pm and lecture starts at 5pm
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
Images of Romanesque or Gothic cathedral architecture may linger in our memories, but we may be pressed to describe a typical mosque. Professor James Allan, Emeritus Professor of Eastern Art at Oxford University, looks at three of the most important forms typified by the Friday Mosque in Córdoba (now the Cathedral), the Mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent in Istanbul, and the Royal Mosque in Isfahan. The lecture explores their different styles, the minarets and domes that enhance their skylines and illustrates the rich designs that adorn these buildings. He will also explore the distinguishing features of Sunni and Shia mosques, and what they tell us about the deepest division within the contemporary Islamic world.
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