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Early Medieval Art: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Mediterranean, 300--1200

ARHA 211
Fall 2018
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 231
Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies, Muslim Studies, Muslim Studies
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

This course explores the art and culture of the Mediterranean region from late antiquity through the 12th century. Case studies of four dynamic cities--Islamic Córdoba, Byzantine Istanbul, Christian Ravenna, and multifaith Jerusalem--will guide our understanding of this pivotal period. Attention will be given to the balance between secular and sacred art and architecture, debates over figural and nonfigural imagery, and relations between majority and minority cultures around the Mediterranean basin. Topics for discussion include iconoclasm and the triumph of the image, imperial ambitions and the shaping of the landscape, and the circulation of luxury goods as a tool of cultural transformation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on SEP-27-2023
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