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The Alhambra, a complex formed by largely fourteenth-century Nasrid palaces, initially presents all who approach it with an imposing, impenetrable and tower-studded façade. The present Special Issue of Medieval Encounters represents a collaborative and interdisciplinary attempt to do just that, in light of recent scholarship on cultural contact and interchange in late medieval Iberia, and of recent reinterpretations of the overall function of the building itself. Amanda Luyster?s essay identifies and carefully describes striking formal similarities between the ?Hall of Justice? ceiling paintings and tapestries containing representations of episodes from the Arthurian cycle and related courtly or romance texts produced in Northern Europe during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Keywords: Alhambra; Europe; Iberia; Medieval Encounters; Nasrid palaces



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