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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

AR 347 - Visual Culture of the Middle Ages I: 200 C.E. - 1000 C.E.

This course will focus on images of power, piety, and belief in the European Middle Ages (c.200 - c.1000), from the Late Antique world to Charlemagne and his successors. Rural landscapes, town planning, and the role of archeology in understanding medieval art and life will be explored, along with the evolution of different types of architecture, including churches, mosques, monasteries, cathedrals, palaces and houses. We will also study the objects and images that filled them - mosaics, sculpture, paintings, reliquaries, illuminated manuscripts, metalwork, jewelry.

Credits: 4 cr.
Misc. Notes: Cannot be taken if the student has already taken AR 346, RS 346 or HI 346.