Publication of the book “The Nasrid Palace of Daralhorra”

In the framework of the Book Fair of Granada has been published the collective book El palacio Nazarí de Daralhorra  (Granada, Patronage of the Alhambra and the Generalife – Editorial of the University of Granada, 2019), coordinated by Barbara Boloix Gallardo, Principal Investigator of NAZAMER. Among the chapters drawn up by the aforementioned researcher in the volume is the titled ‘Daralhorra, the House of the free woman. A female property of the Nasrid dynasty”, the content of which is the result of the activity carried out by Dr. Boloix in this project. In this work, its author affects the feminine and feminized condition of this building, qualities derived both from its status as a place and its own denomination, feminine in philological and social norms, and that it is faithful reflection that this house was inhabited and possessed by a woman of the Nasrid dynasty. The expression of this nomenclature is analyzed in detail by Dr. Boloix, who not only analyses the details of the Arabic term dar but tries to identify the woman “hurrah” (free or noble) to whom this property could belong, highlighting all the females of the Nasrid family tree who carried this honorary epithet from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century.

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