Title of Product
Online article “Cross-cultural interpretations of imagery in the Middle Ages” including focused analysis of the Manasses chronicle and the Bulgarian transcripts.
Century: 1300 - The 14th Century
Topic: Old-Bulgarian manuscript from 1344 – 1345 - an old-Bulgarian transcript of the Manasses Chronicle
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Name of Author(s): Barbara Zeitler
Name of Producer: http://findarticles.com/
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General audience, teachers
Website last update: n/a
Overall Evaluation: good
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article welcomes reader comments
Objectives & Structure:
This article gives very well structured art-historical analysis of the engagement between East and West in the Middle Ages, the "influence" of Byzantine art on the art of the medieval West. The encounter is considered in much broader terms as the interaction of two related, yet very different cultures. From the perspective of the visual arts, this encounter is analyzed in terms of one culture perceiving the visual imagery of the other. The analysis involves other objects in addition to the Manasses chronicle, but it is nonetheless an excellent learning instrument.
The article is most appropriate for teachers in arts and history of arts, who can use the contents for their classes.
The provided information can be incorporated into a training course, which provides strong analysis of the art in the Manasses chronicle and a comparison with other similar cultural elements.
Description of contents:
The article is not divided into sections. The analysis entwines different comparisons and historical-cultural elements connected with Byzantine influence.
Evaluation and Comments
Overall Evaluation: good
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: fair
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: good
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: good
Degree and quality of interaction: excellent
Exploitation of the electronic potential: good
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: poor
Quality of the evaluation tools: poor
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: good
How the product could be improved?: Images should be added or at least references to other online resources, which provide visual representation.
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
This article is suitable to be used with the students. Its contents can be used for discussions as well as for autonomous learning. The best way of using it would be if it is combined with the images presented at: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=manasses&go=Go
Evaluation Date: 05 May 2008
Name of teacher: Virginija Milkova Pencheva
Name of School: National school of arts “Prof. Veselin Stoyanov» - Rousse
Subjects Taught: painting; History of Bulgarian Art
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