Fine Arts | Art of the Anglo-Saxon World
A329 | 11441 | D. Deliyannis


When the Roman legions pulled out of Britain in the early
fifth century, the island entered a "dark age", during which groups
of people from the continent, known to us collectively as Anglo-
Saxons, entered Britain and became its rulers.  In this course, we
will examine the art, architecture, and archaeological remains from
Anglo-Saxon England.  We will consider these materials in connection
with primary sources of the period, and discuss how the works of art
reflect the history of Christianity in England, contacts with other
islands and the continent, the repeated waves of invaders, the
gradual unification of the island, and finally the Norman conquest
of 1066.