The presence of Muslims in Puglia is evidenced by historical episodes and documentation dating back to between the 10th and 13th Century. We know that the Saracens came to Puglia from Sicily and reached Lucera, and that they worked at the court of Frederick II, who had granted them freedom of worship, faithfully serving the Emperor. Architecture and art in general were obviously affected by that influence, because Frederick II ordered numerous construction and expansion works of castles, residences and churches. Three civilisations are commingled in Frederican work: Latin-Germanic, Arab and Norman, which contribute to blend together the almost religious sense of the Empire, bureaucratic centralisation, as well as a love for culture.
|Titolo:||The Arab Influence in the Architecture of Apulia and Basilicata|
|Titolo del libro:||Beyond the wall : notes on multicultural Mediterranean landscape|
|Editore:||Unione Tipografica Editrice|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|