Art and culture in the Middle Ages


This course explores the historical and cultural context of the Middle Ages, focusing on the influence of the feudal system, the impact of the Crusades, Gothic artistic innovations, medieval music and literature, and the portrayal of chivalry in art and literature.

What you will learn

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the art and culture of the Middle Ages, including the societal influences, religious themes, and artistic exchange that shaped this period.

Course program

The Medieval World: Historical and Cultural Context
Gothic Artistic Innovations
Medieval Music and Literature
Art as Historical Narrative
Religious Themes in Medieval Art and Literature
Artistic Expression and Society
Artistic Exchange and Influence
Secular Influences on Medieval Art and Culture
Transition to the Early Modern Era: The Printing Press