03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR
Art & Design Building 2026
Section Information for Spring 2020
This course will introduce students to the art and architecture of the medieval Mediterranean from roughly 1000-1400 AD. We will investigate the major cultural groups of the Mediterranean, focusing on how each used art and architecture to articulate their sense of identity and place in the larger world. This class will examine the ways in which Roman, Byzantine, European, and Islamic traditions were traded and interpreted around the Mediterranean. By the end of the term, we will have covered medieval Iberia, Italy, Byzantium, Islamic art in the Near East and North Africa, the Crusades, and several of the large islands.