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GSFA 199 Art and Faith in the Medieval Mediterranean World (Colburn): Home

Resources for studying Medieval art and architecture that served the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs of diverse groups of Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the fourth to the fourteenth centuries AD

Background Information

Find Images for Papers and Presentations

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Medieval Art GalleriesPhotograph by Al Mozell. Photographed in 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Medieval Art Galleries, View of the east wall of the Fleischman Gallery. Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. http://library.artstor.org/asset/MMA_IAP_10313654424.

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Search for Books in the Library Catalog

In addition to keyword searches, try these subject searches:

Art, Medieval

Architecture, Medieval

Sculpture, Medieval

Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval

Christian art and symbolism

Islamic art

Islamic architecture

Jewish art

Jewish architecture

Art, Early Christian

Architecture, Early Christian

Art, Carolingian

Art, Ottonian

Art, Romanesque

Course Description

Bordered by the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Mediterranean Sea simultaneously connects and divides peoples and faith traditions. In this class we will explore Medieval art and architecture that served the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs of diverse groups of Jews,  Christians, and Muslims from the fourth to the fourteenth centuries AD. Through visits to local museums, including the Getty Center, firsthand study of Medieval manuscripts, and in-class discussions, this course will highlight the plurality of Medieval society and its relevance to today.