H9631
Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art and Architecture

This postgraduate unit  explores the historical and cultural development of Byzantine Christian art and architecture, highlighting the relevance of iconography and church buildings for both the Byzantines and the contemporary church.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Church History

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

H8530 Byzantine Studies

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Appraise the socio-political and cultural contexts of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and architecture in its various manifestations.
  2. Assess the emergence and development of a distinctly Christian form of art and architecture in in the Byzantine and post-Byzantine contexts.
  3. Critically apply the findings of a study of primary sources to Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and Architecture.
  4. Critically apply the findings of secondary studies sources to Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and Architecture.
  5. Evaluate the key theological themes and symbolic motifs in Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and architecture.
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