Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

ARH 212 - The Global Mongol Century: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
In this class, we will explore the arts and visual cultures of Mongol-controlled lands in Eurasia at the turn of the fourteenth century. Loosely following Marco Polo’s travels, we will travel from Italy to China, recreating the visual landscape of particular urban centers. Using primary sources and visual material, including illuminated manuscripts, textiles, paintings, ceramics, and metalwork, we will come to a clearer understanding of the interwoven networks in Eurasia during this period.

Prerequisite: ARH 103 
Instructor: Shea