This seminar explores the rich visual culture associated with Medieval pilgrimage between the fourth and fifteenth centuries. The experience of pilgrimage was shaped by symbols, images, and places encountered along the routes to sites of sacred significance, especially the roads to Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago, and Canterbury. We will examine the theological, practical, visual, and experiential aspects of pilgrimage in Western Europe and the Holy Land as understood through visual culture and contemporary texts.
Instructor Permission Required
Credit cannot be earned for HART 427 and HART 527.