MEDVLSTD 250 - At Cross Purposes: The Crusades in Material Culture

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Evridiki Georganteli

Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Crusading expeditions in the Holy Land, Spain and Eastern Europe from 1096 until the end of the Middle Ages shaped the political, socio-economic and cultural map of Europe and the Middle East. This course explores the multifaceted encounters between crusaders, Byzantines, Jews, Armenians and Muslims through the material traces they left behind: architecture, Byzantine objects dispersed across Western Europe, coins, sculptures, frescoes, and manuscripts from the East and the West.