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ARTH 2221 Mysteries and Visions: Early Medieval Art (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course will illuminate the art of the so-called Dark Ages, from about 200 A.D. to around the year 1000 A.D. We will begin with the art of the waning classical world where, in addition to the burgeoning imagery of early Christianity, one finds the magico-religious art of the mystery cults of Cybele, Mithras, and Isis. We will look at the art of Byzantium, as well as that of Celtic-Early Christian Ireland, and go on to a study of the Carolingian renaissance. The last part of the course will be devoted to the apocalyptic millennial art of tenth century Spain.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Pamela Berger

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 05-Mar-14