New Publication – The Almohad Mosque and Village of Cuatrovitas

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Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of Bamberg is pleased to announce the following book publication:

Anja Heidenreich (ed.), Cuatrovitas (Bollullos de la Mitación, Prov. of Seville, Spain). New investigations into the Almohad mosque and abandoned village. A contribution to the history of Aljarafe in Islamic times (Studien zur islamischen Kunst und Archäologie, Vol. 4) Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2022. 330 pp., 131 b/w and 648 colour ill., 82 plates

Print: 128,– EUR (978-3-7520-0595-0); eBook: 128,– EUR (978-3-7520-0078-8)

The deserted Islamic village or town of Cuatrovitas is a case study of the planned expansion of a rural settlement including the construction of a mosque under the Almohads, and its survival under Christian rule. Using interdisciplinary research methods in a cooperative project between the universities of Bamberg, Huelva and Seville, it has been possible to reconstruct realities of Medieval life away from the nearby capital Seville. From an archaeological-historical perspective, the publication offers a wide range of exemplary information not only for the study site itself, but also for the surrounding cultural area of the so-called Aljarafe.

The Spanish Version of the book will be published shortly and will be available online at