Early Medieval Art: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Mediterranean, 300--1200|
|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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)(CMES)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Marilyn Stokstad. MEDIEVAL ART, Westview Press, 2004.
Eva R. Hoffman, ed., LATE ANTIQUE AND MEDIEVAL ART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, Blackwell Anthologies in Art History, 2007
Selected scholarly articles and essays available on e-reserves.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two brief writing assignments, mid-term exam, final research paper (8-10 pages)
|Instructor(s): Katz,Melissa R. Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: BOGH112; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 7||FR: 6|