FINE7005. Seminar in Western Art, 5th to 15th Centuries

Second Semester
9 credits

The Middle Ages began with the radical transformation of the society and culture of Classical antiquity, and ended with a Renaissance that claimed to revive it. The migration of new peoples into Europe, the rise of Christianity and Islam, the advent of feudalism and mercantile cities, the development of monastic communities, universities, pilgrimage sites and royal courts all drove the development of manifold new forms of art and architecture. This course covers a selected range of key artworks and topics from the period, as well as a range of historiographic and conceptual approaches by which art historians have sought to explore them.

Assessment: 100% coursework.