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Imágenes del paraíso en los jardines islámicos

León Rodríguez Zahar
Estudios de Asia y Africa
Vol. 34, No. 2 (109) (May - Aug., 1999), pp. 361-378
Published by: Colegio de Mexico
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40313328
Page Count: 18
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Imágenes del paraíso en los jardines islámicos
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Abstract

This article analizes, through the Islamic medieval gardens, how does the Coran serves as a guide to formulate a specific aesthetic conception. Anyhow, evidence points to the convergence of other pre-islamic mythological traditions that also had a significant influence and should be taken in consideration. The article hightens the predominance, in the design, of the Persian-Sasanid model of garden from which the author draws the suggestion of a triple typology description of some well known medieval gardens, from Andalucia to India. In the corresponding cases, mention is made of the evocation of mythological aspects of non-Islamic origin.

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