Exploring Byzantine Art With Robin Cormack

Exploring Byzantine Art With Robin Cormack

“Sailing to Byzantium”. To do this became a romantic ideal in the poetry of W B Yeats. But despite this popular poem, the word Byzantine is still most often used today to evoke the obscure, the remote and over-complicated. Wrongly, I believe, Yeats was absolutely...
Kings And Caliphs With Hugh Ellwood

Kings And Caliphs With Hugh Ellwood

Guest lecturer Hugh Ellwood provides us with a very interesting blog today, looking at kings and caliphs: Arab conquests and a masterpiece of cooperation between the Christian King and the Islamic Caliph. It all centres around Spain and a time when in Western Europe,...