Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

ArH 358U Representing Medicine and Magic in Medieval Art

Focuses on the ways medicine and magic can be viewed in the art and material cultures of the medieval period in western Europe, Byzantium, and Islamic worlds. We look critically at concepts such as magic and science in their historical context to better understand how medieval practices such as alchemy and astrology are represented in art including manuscripts, sculpture, amulets, and early printed books. Expected preparation: ArH 204 (expected of art & art history majors).


  • Up one level
  • 300