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ARTH 20600 - Early Medieval Art

Course Credit: 1
This course will trace the development of art and architecture in the Mediterranean basin and on the European continent, 200-1000 CE - a period that saw the fragmentation of the late Roman Empire, the rise of Christianity, and the migration and settlement of the Germanic peoples. Frequently characterized by the so-called “demise” of Greco-Roman visual culture, the period is best understood in terms of the dynamic intermingling of artistic styles and religious beliefs. Monuments such as the catacombs of early Christian Rome, the ship burials of the North Sea littoral, and the Celtic manuscripts of Ireland will be explored in depth. Recommended: ARTH 10100  or ARTH 10200  is recommended as a prior course. [AH, R]