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Romancing the Stones: 'Crusader Art' and the Nazareth Capitals

Romancing the Stones: 'Crusader Art' and the Nazareth Capitals
100 St. Joseph Street, Carr Hall Room 405
Time: Nov 7th, 7:15 pm End: Nov 7th, 8:15 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Religion, Study of (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Critical Theory, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 400-1200, 1200-1500
Lecture by Robert Couzin, Art, University of Toronto

The Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies (CIMS) is pleased to present:

Robert Couzin, Art, University of Toronto

Romancing the Stones: "Crusader Art" and the Nazareth Capitals

From the capture of Jerusalem in 1099 until the fall of Acre in 1291, the Levant was home to the so-called Latin or Crusader kingdoms. Their surviving artifacts and monuments, the product of an unique interaction among diverse artistic traditions, have been uneasily collected under the umbrella term of "Crusader Art". This paradigm, apart from being surprisingly insensitive in its nomenclature, incorporates an implied agenda of religious conflict that has coloured the study of these works. In this illustrated lecture, medieval art historian Robert Couzin will revisit and challenge the Crusader art agenda, focussing on how it has affected the study of five beautiful stone capitals from Nazareth.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact CIMS or the Department of Italian Studies (416) 926-2345.

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