The Art of Pilgrimage in Medieval Europe, 1100-1500|
Spring 2015 not offered
MDST 216, COL 222|
This course introduces students to the art and architecture of the later Middle Ages in Europe and the Mediterranean region, as experienced by the travelers who traversed the great pilgrimage routes that crisscrossed the continent, from Canterbury to Compostela, Rome, and Jerusalem. Pilgrimage dramatically shaped the medieval landscape, leaving indelible marks on the natural and built environment. From great cathedrals to humble shrines, celebrated paintings to cheap souvenirs, lavish illuminated manuscripts to rough traveler's guides, the visual culture of medieval pilgrimage will be explored from a variety of perspectives and placed into an appropriate social, cultural, and historical context. Historical emphasis will be given to the cultural traditions of Christianity, with comparative studies of pilgrimage in Judaism, Islam, and secular culture.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)(COL)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Nicola Coldstream, MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE. Oxford University Press, 2002
Veronica Sekules, MEDIEVAL ART. Oxford University Press, 2001
Diana Webb. MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN PILGRIMAGE. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002 (on-line eBook version available)
Additional readings (scholarly articles and primary sources) available on e-reserves
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 exams, 2 brief writing assignments, final exam (majors may substitute a research paper).
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