Medieval Castles of Europe

Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2016

ARTHIST 227

Edward Triplett

TUTH 3:05-4:20PM | Smith, Bay 12, A228

This course will examine the transition of Western Europe into a fortified landscape from the mid-11th century until the advent of large-scale artillery in the mid-15th century. The castles of Spain and Portugal will be discussed in greatest detail, but these will be supplemented by influential examples from other parts of Europe and the Near East. In addition to tracking technological and stylistic changes over time, this course will identify the discrete elements of fortification that were combined into a variety of castle plans. As a way of investigating these topics, students will digitally reconstruct a historical or imagined castle in 3D graphics at a specific place and time covered in the course.

Codes: CZ, STS


Projects

Modeling Medieval European Castles