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The Art and Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England, 400--1100

ARHA 215
Fall 2017 not offered
Crosslisting: MDST 209, ARCP 215
Course Cluster: Christianity Studies

This course will consider the art, architecture, and archaeology of the British Isles from the withdrawal of the Roman legions in the fifth century to the end of the reign of Henry II in the 12th century. It will draw on material from church history to help understand the transition from paganism to Christianity and the struggle between Celtic and Roman Catholicism. It will draw on material from history and archaeology to help understand the complex relations between the waves of invading Saxons and the native English in the early medieval period, the Vikings in the late 9th and 10th centuries and the Norman invasion in 1066. Finally, the course will focus on the development of towns and on the place and role of both royal commissions and parish architecture in the life of those towns.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARCP-MN)(ARCP)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)

Last Updated on JUL-25-2024
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