History of Art: Late Antiquity - 1st semester


a) To eliminate eventual prejudices and stereotypes on the Middle Ages and medieval art.
b) To problematize on the terminology used by diverse disciplinar when approaching the study of the Middle Ages and medieval art
c) To analyse the main artistic productions created by Western society from the 4th to the 10th century

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Alicia Miguélez Cavero


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



Non appliable


BANDINELLI, R.B. The Late Empire. Roman Art A.D. 200-400, Nova Iorque: 1971
GARCÍA MARCILLA, J. V. (dir.), Historia del Arte Medieval. Valencia: Publicacions Universitat de València, 2012.
GRABAR, A., Les voies de la création en iconographie chrétienne. Paris: Flammarion, 1979.
KRAUTHEIMER, R. Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture, New Haven, 1986.
McCLENDON, C. B., The Origins of Medieval Architecture. Building in Europe 600-900 AD. New Haven – London, 2005.
NEES, L., Early Medieval Art. Oxford: University Press, 2002.
RAMÍREZ, J. A. (dir.), Historia del Arte. Vol. II: La Edad Media. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1999.
SPIER, J. (ed.). Picturing the Bible. The Earliest Christian Art. Forth Worths: Kimbell Art Museum, 2007.
VAUCHEZ, A., A espiritualidade da Idade Média Ocidental. Séc. VIII-XIII. Lisboa: Estampa, 1995.
WIRTH, J. L´image médiévale. Naissance et Développements (VI-XVe Siècle), Paris: Klincksieck, 1989.

Teaching method

Theoretical-practical lessons, with audiovisual material and the use of teaching methods and instruments, such as: texts; images.

Evaluation method

The evaluation is based on three criteria:
1. Group Project on the topic \"The Colour Production in Medieval Europe. Materials and Techniques\" (25%)
2. Test (50%)
3. Active participation both in class and in the virtual forum created in the NONIO platform. (25%)

Subject matter

Introduction: Historic, geographical and cronological contextualization. Objetives, methodology and sources
1. The Roman Empire in the 4th and 5th centuries.
2. The artistic mosaic of the roman-germanic Western territories during the 5th and 8th centuries
3. The Medieval West during the 8th and 10th centuries. C
4. Europe around the year 1000


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