ARTH 278 Fall 2014 The Golden Road to Samarqand

Cross Listed as ARAB278
The region stretching from present day Iran to India figures prominently in contemporary global culture but it also has a rich and complex history--an amalgamation of Persian, Turkish and Islamic influences. Home to Genghis Khan and Timur (Tamerlane), Akbar the Great and Shah Jahan, it has generated some of the most renowned monuments (e.g. the Taj Mahal and the blue tiled mosques of Isfahan) and refined manuscript painting ever known. We will cover a broad swath of time--from the 10th to the 20th century--concentrating on important centers of artistic production such as Timurid Central Asia and Mughal India. Students will have the opportunity to study original works of art in the college museum collections.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, a short paper, a midterm and a final
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ARAB Arabic Studies Electives,ARTH Middle East, Asia and Africa Courses, INST Middle Eastern Studies Electives
Enrollment Limit: 20
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Class Number: 2016
ARTH 278 - 01 (F) LEC The Golden Road to Samarqand Division 1: Languages and the Arts Holly Edwards
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Lawrence 002 2016
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