The Byzantine and Venetian monuments were not of much interest to eighteenth and nineteenth century travellers, who were looking further back in time to the Graeco-Roman past (as we saw in Unit 2, Session 1). They do, however, note monuments of their own day as part of their depictions of contemporary life. But it was only at the beginning of the twentieth century (at about the same time as Evans was excavating at Knossos) that serious study of the Mediaeval-Modern monuments of Crete began. The scholarship in this area has had two rather distinct strands: art historical, and architectural. Only recently have scholars started to put them together. In this session we look at some Cretan examples of images, buildings and pottery.
By the end of this unit you will:
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