Middle Ages

Feudalism and the rise of organized religion

Byzantine Art

The proliferation of Christian art

330 CE-1453

Medieval Art

Religion, feudalism and lots of gold leaf.

476 CE-1492

Tang Dynasty

The greatest cosmopolitan empire of the middle ages

618 CE-907 CE

Medieval Persian Art

Persia brings a wealth of art, poetry, and mysticism to Islam.

651 CE-1500

Islamic Dynastic Art

When you don't paint people, things get beautifully, powerfully decorative.

661 CE-1243

Viking Age

Wolves among sheep

793 CE-1066


800 CE-900 CE

Khmer Art

The God-kings and stone cities of Cambodia

800 CE-1431

Classical Oceania

Floating cities and stone heads facing the sea

800 CE-1525

Song Dynasty

Finding the sublime in nature's power

960 CE-1127

Gothic Art

The race for height


Inca Empire

The original American Empire


Yuan Dynasty


The Aztecs

Blood and conquest

Next Era

Age of Exploration

Trans-continental travel and the enlightenment


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