TEMA: Ciencia en al-Ándalus

La alquibla en la Córdoba medieval y la orientación de la Gran Mezquita.

David A. King

ABSTRACT

There has been a great deal of speculation by both scholars and amateurs about the causes of the (allegedly mistaken) orientation of the qibla in the Mosque of Cordoba, in most instances failing to bear in mind the medieval Arab texts which study this subject and the excavations over the layout of Roman Qurtuba which have taken place in recent years. In this article by David King, a master of methods and calculations for the orientation of the qibla in different regions of the Islamic world, the author uses astronomic science to reveal the reasons why the orientation of the Aljama Mosque of Cordoba was never changed, as well as performing a very careful study of the existing sources.

KEYWORDS

Great Mosque, Cordoba, Kaaba, medieval Cordoba, Mosque, qibla.

Número 17-18
1er y 2o semestre de 2018
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