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The Art and Architecture of Medieval Pilgrimage, 1100-1500
ARHA 214
Spring 2018
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 216

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, luxury goods 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. Comparative discussions of pilgrimage in Judaism, Islam, and secular culture will feature alongside the cultural traditions of European Christianity.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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