Early Medieval Art, c. 300-1100|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Christianity Studies|
This class surveys the art and architecture of early medieval Europe, beginning with Late Antique multiculturalism, the decline of the Roman Empire, and the spread of Christianity, and continuing through the glory of Byzantium, the rise of Islam, and the establishment of Germanic kingdoms in Northern Europe. Style, content, function, and historical context shall be examined across monuments of architecture, sculpture, mosaic, manuscripts, painting, and the luxury arts. Questions of religious practice, political messaging, and cross-cultural translation shall be threaded throughout. The periods considered will include Late Antique, Byzantine, Umayyad, Abbasid, Migration, Insular, Carolingian, Mozarabic, and Ottonian art.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(IDEA-MN)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1. John Lowden, EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART (London, 1997), ISBN: 978-0714831688
2. Lawrence Nees, EARLY MEDIEVAL ART (Oxford, 2002), ISBN: 978-0192842435
3. Caecilia Davis-Weyer, EARLY MEDIEVAL ART, C. 300-1150: SOURCES AND DOCUMENTS (Toronto, 1986), ISBN: 0802066283
4. Additional readings, including articles, book chapters, and primary-source texts, will be made available on e-reserves and Moodle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm exam, final exam, term paper, two response papers, class participation.
|Instructor(s): Ackley,Joseph Salvatore Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: FISK208; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 4||FR: 3|
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