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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 446. Renaissance Art and the East

This seminar explores artistic exchange between the Christian west and competing cultures in the east from c. 1250-1600, focusing on the powers of Italy and their interaction with the Islamic dynasties, the Mamluks of Egypt and the Ottomans in Turkey, as well as the Christian state of Byzantium. Special topics of interest may include palace architecture and imperial ceremony; urban planning; portraiture and caricature; the exchange of luxury goods; and the use of art as a diplomatic tool. Prerequisites: ARTH 205 , ARTH 206 , a course in medieval and renaissance studies, or permission of instructor.