Christian church architecture at the end of the Western Roman Empire
In part 2 of this survey of the archaeology of early Christianity, we will focus on the differences between churches in the West and East during this period. We see large churches being built in the capitals of the Roman Empire and some of the Eastern metropoles, but in the west church building is caught up in the financial and social upheavals of the End of the Western Empire.
This course is going to look at the evidence in the first large church building period, to give a better comparison to the material that we know from Britain and Germany. It will also discuss how you identify a particular building as belonging to a church and how safe some of these identifications are. (Please note, this is not being taught from a religious perspective, but as an archaeological/ancient historical study focusing on archaeological evidence rather than early church writing).
26 April Egypt and Syria
3 May Constantinople and the Aegean
10 May Africa
17 May Rome
24 May Gaul and Germany
31 May Half-term
7 June Pulling it together: Early Christianity in Britain
(Please note, this is not being taught from a religious perspective, but as an archaeological/ancient historical study).
Day: Fridays. Time: 14.00-16.00 pm GMT/BST
Series of 6 lectures, starting on 26th April 2024, with Half-term on May 31st.
Virtual Learning Environment: Zoom
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