Carving an Epistemological Space for Southeast Asia: Historiographical and Critical Engagements
Type
abstract
Year
2021
This essay explores the omission of maritime Southeast Asia’s mosques, mausoleum complexes, palaces, and gardens from the Islamic architectural canon, critiquing art history’s ‘disciplinary gaze’ and geographic limitations. It concludes that the region’s inclusion would serve as the grounds for methodological and conceptual engagements with the discipline of (Islamic) architectural history by challenging the dominance of the monumental, exploring the meaning of ‘Islamic’, and incorporating an ‘archipelagic crossroads’ situation.
Citation
Tajudeen, Imran bin. "Carving an Epistemological Space for Southeast Asia: Historiographical and Critical Engagements." International Journal of Islamic Architecture 10, 1 (2021): 217-232.
Collections
Copyright
Intellect
Language
English
Keywords
historiography
Southeast Asia