Arts of the Middle Ages: Fourth to Fourteenth Century

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Arts of the Middle Ages: Fourth to Fourteenth Century

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art, Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course provides an overview of the art and architecture of Rome and the Christian world in the 1,000 years from the legalization of Christianity by Constantine in 313 CE to the emergence of proto-Renaissance trends in painting and sculpture around 1300. A combination of on-site visits and lectures will trace the history of distinctively medieval art forms (wall mosaics, icons, illuminated manuscripts, Cosmati ornaments and liturgical furniture) from the early Christian to the end of the Gothic period.

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