The importance of Roundels unrevised

Who made it and why how differences or similarities

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What was this object used for, and by whom? Who made it, and why? How differences or similarities relate to changing tastes and styles? To the way these objects were  used in the middle ages? How do these works of art relate to a bigger theme or themes in medieval history, which you have  learned about from class lectures or readings? What can we learn as historians from these  artifacts about that issue? Your essay should have a clearly identifiable thesis about the artwork and its historical context, a clear  structure, and make an argument by drawing on specific examples from your source for evidence.  A note on art and citation : since you can’t cite visual art by page number, you must provide me with an  image of each piece you discuss! While you are at the Cloisters, record the name and number of the works  you decide to discuss, and take a digital photo if possible. You may also be able to find images online, for  example on ArtSTOR (available through Fordham’s library website, under “Databases & Indexes”) or on  the Cloisters’ website ( ). You  may also wish to cite plaques in the museum or pages from the museum’s website, and will need to cite  them as well. Writing about visual evidence requires the same kind of specificity that you bring to your use of written  evidence. Describing specific details of the artwork is like using quotations from a written source—a  powerful and necessary tool for supporting your argument, but you shouldn’t bring up details unless  they’re relevant.
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Chris Osowiecki Prof. Kuhl Understanding Historical Change Medieval 27 April 2012 The Importance of Roundels Art has been used to tell stories and teach lessons for as long as it has existed, and the art of the Medieval era is no different. It portrayed valorous deeds of knights, beautiful romantic
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