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Early Medieval Art, c. 300-1100

ARHA 213
Fall 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 213
Course Cluster and Certificates: Christianity Studies

This class surveys the art and architecture of early medieval Europe, beginning with Late Antique multiculturalism, the decline of the Roman Empire, and the spread of Christianity, and continuing through the glory of Byzantium, the rise of Islam, and the establishment of Germanic kingdoms in Northern Europe. Style, content, function, and historical context shall be examined across monuments of architecture, sculpture, mosaic, manuscripts, painting, and the luxury arts. Questions of religious practice, political messaging, and cross-cultural translation shall be threaded throughout. The periods considered will include Late Antique, Byzantine, Umayyad, Abbasid, Migration, Insular, Carolingian, Mozarabic, and Ottonian art.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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