The Middle Ages (from the Birth of Christ to the 13th Century). The East and the West

Keywords: the global artistic process, the chief historical periods, the Middle Ages.


The essence of the series of essays published
by the journal is that with a maximum
compactness of the presentation, it provides
a summary of the main phenomena of world
artistic culture, covered in its entirety both
from the point of view of the general historical
process, and in relation to the various arts
(literature, the fine arts, architecture, music,
theater and cinema). At the same time,
the customary categorization according
to national schools and the division into
the separate respective arts with the genre
specification inherent in each of them are
overcome, which answers the positive trends
of globalization and provides a holistic
view of artistic phenomena. The following
artistic and historical periods are considered
in stages: the Ancient world, the Greco-Roman
world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance
era, the Baroque period, the Enlightenment,
Romanticism, Post-romanticism, the first,
second and third Modern periods,
Postmodernism, and, as an afterword, —
“The Golden age of Russian artistic culture.”

Cultures of Ancient World