The Early Middle Ages Lecture

The Early Middle Ages Lecture - TheEarlyMiddleAges 19:03...

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The Early Middle Ages 19:03 Why middle? In the renaissance (which means “rebirth”) people thought of themselves as  reviving ideal values from the ancient world. Middle ages is essentially a pr term for the renaissance Scholars today no longer look at the middle ages as dark or inferior to other  periods.  o Its just rude, saying that they need a rebirth.  Aspects of the middle ages Spread of Christianity  Emphasis on afterlife and corrupted body rather ideal and perfect body of  greek and roman periods No more roman empire: many warring factions Began around the 4 th  century C.E. and lasted until around 13 th  century C.E. Middle ages was a cultural period. o Beowulf = good example of culture Written in anglo saxton, but shows the war like aspects that existed at  the time Paganism existed in tension with Christianity at this time, mirrored in  the text  Four periods of medieval art Early Christian/byzantine Anglo-saxon/Germanic/Scandinavian o Provides context for beowulf Romanesque Gothic
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Byzantine Art Incorporated roman and greek techniques but with Christian focus Wide use of mosaics, chirstian subjects Flat, stiff, and slim figures symmetrically placed Solemn expressions, halos pointing to the afterlife o Very serious, emphasis is on the austere focus on the life that comes  afterward.  No movement or change in figures depicted. Justinian and attendants (547 CE)
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