Description
BUDDHISM CIVILIZATION ALONG THE SILK ROAD
This class serves as an introduction to Buddhism from its origins through the seventh century CE as it moved along the Silk Road, the ancient EurAsian trading network that is considered one of the earliest and most important super highways of trade and culture. Concomitantly, it serves as an introduction to the silk road as the scenario for contact and exchange. The emphasis is on religious praxis, the actors and places that transformed Buddhism and were transformed by it. We will examine archaeological remains and art and discuss how they complement or sometimes contradict textually-based historical narratives. Through the examination of four case studies we will discuss questions related to religious interaction as embodied in material culture and analyze it in context.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Course Attributes
Cross-Cultural Awareness
Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Pmathic Ctext: Global&Cr. Cult
Offering
Course
HAA 1692
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History of Art & Architecture
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall