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Chapter 10

Question 1

What similarities or differences exist among Islam, Judaism, and Christianity?

Question 2

What is the Koran? Describe its fundamental components.

Question 3

What is the Dome of the Rock?

Question 4

Who were the Abbasids?

Question 5

Describe the fundamental features of Islamic religious architecture.

Question 6

Briefly describe the Palace of the Lions, Granada.

Question 7

Who were the Mamluks?

Question 8

Briefly describe the Sultan Hasan complex at Cairo.

Question 9

Who were the Ottoman Turks?

Chapter 11

Question 1

What is an Insular manuscript and what type of decoration appeared in these book?

Question 2

Describe the type of objects and the style of art made for the warrior lords.

Question 3

Briefly describe early medieval civilization in western Europe.

Question 4

Briefly describe the barbarian groups and the territories they occupied.

Question 5

Who were the Vikings?

Question 6

Briefly describe the different styles that existed in Carolingian painting.

Question 7

What phrase appeared on Charlemagne’s official seal, and how is it reflected in the arts?

Question 8

Discuss the significance of Bishop Bernward as an art patron in the Ottonian period.

Question 9

Who were the Ottonians?

Question 10

What prototypes were the most influential on churches built in the Carolingian period?

Google Art Question

Question 1

Visit the site dedicated to the study of the St. Gall Plan at http://www.stgallplan.org/en/index.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Among the top-of-page menu items, choose “Resources” and then “Related Objects.” Carefully read the instructions on using the database. Enter the database. Note that you may increase the number of objects shown on a single page by entering a larger number (such as 100) in the box at the bottom of the page (enter the number and hit return). Choose an item and write about the object. Include information about the physical materials of the object and about the use of the object.


Question 2

Use your Internet research skills to investigate The Cross of Lothar (or Lothair), in the Treasury of the Imperial Chapel at Aachen, Germany. Explain why the Ottonian crucifix is said to harken back to Carolingian (or even Roman) conventions and ahead to Romanesque conventions. A Google image search will provide many photographs.


Compare and Contrast Question

Compare and Contrast the below two images by answering the following questions

10-7 great mosque kairouan.png friday mosque isfahan.png

Left: 10-7 Great Mosque of Kairouan, Tunisia, ca. 836-875

Right: 10-15 Friday Mosque, Isfahan, Iran, 11th to 17th centuries

Question 1

What design characteristics of the two architectural examples are distinctly Islamic?

Question 2

To what extent is the Roman Forum architectural tradition evidenced in each example?

Compare and Contrast the below two images by answering the following questions

Compare Figure 11-19 Restored Pland and Figure 11-118 Interior of the Palatine Chapel.jpg

Question 3

The floor plan and interior of this chapel recall earlier architecture. Identify the chapel and what influenced its design.

Question 4

How might the design of this building aid the power of the emperor?