The Art of the Holy Roman Empire



The Holy Roman Empire was built on the marriage of a powerful military to the Frankish state and blessed by the financial support of the Roman Churchand itsconversion-by-the-sword it brought for millions in early Medieval Western Europe. This course looks at the visual cues which it took from the world’s last great superpower, Imperial Rome, as well as from the Byzantine Empire in the East. The patronage of this solid union between Church and State led to the flourishing of distinct artistic and architectural phenomena.