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“Islamicizing” A Euro/American Curriculum, Mary Ball Howkins Jan 2011

“Islamicizing” A Euro/American Curriculum, Mary Ball Howkins

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

A curriculum revision task that seems compelling in 2011, ten years after 9/11/2001, is “Islamicizing” my part in an art history and General Education liberal arts curriculum. Standard art history survey texts include historical sections on Islamic visual traditions but decline to integrate new information on the ways in which medieval Islamic scholars contributed to the foundation of the 15th and 16th century Renaissances in Europe, or the ways in which global trade and cultural contact influenced the appearance of visual art of that time and region, and in later centuries. Recent re-evaluators of Islamic cultural contributions make ...