400-1300 Medieval Era
Were the Middle Ages really all that dark? Hardly! How could we call the period that saw the building of Chartres Cathedral with its stunning stained-glass windows, dark? Sure, the Roman empire collapsed, but with the Christianization of Europe came magnificent churches, illuminated bibles, and intricately designed broaches. This period also saw the birth of Islam, the third great monotheistic religion.

Subtopics

  1. A Beginner's Guide to the Medieval Period A Beginner's Guide to the Medieval Period
  2. Early Christian Early Christian
  3. Anglo Saxon and Hiberno-Saxon Anglo Saxon and Hiberno-Saxon
  4. Byzantine Byzantine
  5. Arts of the Islamic World Arts of the Islamic World
  6. Carolingian Carolingian
  7. Romanesque Romanesque
  8. Gothic Gothic
  9. Art of the Americas Art of the Americas