ARTH 55800 Medieval Art

This course is a study of European art from the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century through the end of the Middle Ages in 1400. Beginning in Late Antiquity with Early Christian and Byzantine art, the influx of peoples on the fringe of Roman civilization shall be discussed as they settled in regions throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, reshaping those areas. Students will analyze these heterogeneous cultures as they slowly adopted Christianity through the Early Medieval/ Hiberno-Saxon, Carolingian, Ottonian, and later Middle Ages. This class may require the use of a virtual reality headset identified by the instructor.