Medieval Europe + Byzantium

Christianity and art

Little is known about Jesus beyond biblical accounts, though we do know more about the cultural and political context in which he lived.

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Architecture and liturgy
Architecture and liturgy

Liturgy provided the script, architecture the set—and the altar sat center stage.

Standard scenes from the life of Christ in art
Standard scenes from the life of Christ in art

From the Annunciation to the Last Judgment, this handy guide explains key moments in Christian art.

Christianity, an introduction
Christianity, an introduction

Jesus is the central figure of this religion, but there are many sects—and great diversity of belief and practice.

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