MEDIEVAL EUROPE C.600-1200

ARH2MEU

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students consider the art and architecture of Europe in the Middle Ages starting in the Dark Ages, when the Roman Empire had declined, in the face of barbarian invasions. We analyse selected examples of the art of these barbarian peoples. The career of Gregory the Great spans the end of the ancient Roman world and the early Middle Ages. The rise of Islam in the seventh century led to the Muslim conquest of Spain and the subsequent campaigns of reconquest. From the tenth century the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela was most popular. The monks of Cluny promoted the pilgrimage. Students will look in detail at the Romanesque and early Gothic art and architecture to be found along the pilgrim routes through France and Spain, and at the art and architecture associated with monasteries.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDiane Kirkby

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or Art History and 15 credit points of Humanities and Social Sciences subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ARH3MEU

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is only available as a fully on-line subject. Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMedieval art: painting, sculpture, architecture, fourth to fourteenth century,RecommendedSnyder, J.H.N. ABRAMS 1989
ReadingsMonasteries of Western EuropeRecommendedBraunfels, W.THAMES AND HUDSON 1972
ReadingsRomanesque artRecommendedPetzold, A.H. N. ABRAMS 1995
ReadingsThe Cult of the Saints: its rise and function in Latin Christianity,RecommendedBrown, P.UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 1981
ReadingsThe Medieval Cult of the SaintsRecommendedAbou-El-Haj, B.CUP 1997
ReadingsThe Pilgrim's guide to Santiago de Compostela,RecommendedShaver-Crandell, A. and Gerson, P.HARVEY MILLER 1993
ReadingsThe formation of ChristendomRecommendedHerrin, J.PHOENIX PRESS PAPERBACK 2001

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate sources and lines of argument and evidence on an art history topic

Activities:
1 x Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

02. In a team, identify and assimilate sources, lines of argument and evidence on an art history topic

Activities:
2 x group tutorial discussion forums presented online
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Writing

03. In a team, write an historical argument or narrative

Activities:
2 x group tutorial discussion forums presented online
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Writing

04. In representing a past, analyse images beside texts

Activities:
4 x short written exercises based on received images and reading available online
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

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