Notes on Introduction to the Humanities -- Hum A212

William Jamison - Instructor

Lecture 11

Fractals in art - including African villages: http://www.miqel.com/fractals_math_patterns/fractal_technology_historical.html

Sacred Geometry

Madelbrot Set

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtJeI4Q9nBE&feature=related Sinead

Irish books: http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/cultural-history-of-ireland/illuminated-manuscripts.htm

Best Image of St John book of Kells http://www.florin.ms/mathkells.jpg

Here is the library page: http://www.bookofkells.ie/

Long Room Library

 

http://www.tcd.ie/Library/dris/collections.php

a window on the Middle Ages: http://www.tcd.ie/Library/assets/swf/Exhibitions/Middle%20Ages/window-on-the-middle-ages.swf

but there is more about the book of Kells here: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://bluebanshee.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/portrait_of_john.jpg&imgrefurl=http://bluebanshee.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/pondering-the-staffordshire-hoard-of-golden-treasure/&usg=__4rQCRWqeVUCjmhCw4x2xogBESNk=&h=500&w=390&sz=131&hl=en&start=1&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=SRvehhmkpUgqcM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=101&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dst%2Bjohn%2Bbook%2Bof%2Bkells%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADBR_enUS251US331%26tbs%3Disch:1

Hildegaard von Bingen manuscript: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.florin.ms/mathkells.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.florin.ms/aleph3.html&usg=__hpWxO5KLsilNMpcTLjTeL1WsfII=&h=570&w=422&sz=174&hl=en&start=11&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=lDA1YMeEGzF85M:&tbnh=134&tbnw=99&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dst%2Bjohn%2Bbook%2Bof%2Bkells%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4ADBR_enUS251US331%26tbs%3Disch:1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxjpYHhfRyI&feature=fvw Hammered Dulcimer

Loreena Mckennit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R69nV4HOaE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1klIcr0d5E Cantiga 119 best example

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRp1knbd74g&feature=related  - but updated instruments feels wrong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_NNbMnvVgI&feature=fvw

 

By Richard the Lionheart? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DczZ_ZKbr_s or the music alone here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnMYjKl6trc&feature=related

The battle of Arsuf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UpkKH99wDE video deleted

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arsuf

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEXNKDVs8Sw&feature=related song of the Templars

Brother Sun Sister Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkq-auTXdA but this is the start of the movie here is the best section http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7d-B1LZWWY&feature=related

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06221a.htm on Saint Francis

Prayer of Saint Francis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VSyuar6oF8

 

Reading from Charles Taylor  A Secular Age (winner of the Templeton Prize in 2007) or see: http://books.google.com/books?id=hWRXYY3HRFoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=a+secular+age+charles+taylor#v=onepage&q=&f=false I read the chapter titled The Expanding Universe of Unbelief: http://books.google.com/books?id=hWRXYY3HRFoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=a+secular+age+charles+taylor#v=onepage&q=unbelief&f=false

I used this to approach the contrast between C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud as described in the book "A Question of God" by Armand Nicholi:

http://books.google.com/books?id=2N4HYwKFwkIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=c+s+lewis+sigmund+freud#v=onepage&q=&f=false

I also mentioned Freud's "The Future of an Illusion" http://books.google.com/books?id=pkW1ckw93vcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+future+of+an+illusion&as_brr=3#v=onepage&q=&f=false

The third selection, listed first, is a reading from Peter Lawler "Stuck with Virtue".

http://books.google.com/books?id=oIN1AAAAMAAJ&q=peter+lawler+stuck+with+virtue&dq=peter+lawler+stuck+with+virtue&as_brr=0

From these we looked at selections from the art book viewing various pictures on the web matching the text moving from early to late Middle Ages.

 

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