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The periods between the fall of the Roman Empire and the 11th century is usually referred to in history as the Medieval period. We use this term to describe this period because scholars in the Renaissance saw the period as being inferior compared to their own time and that of Greco-Roman society. Yet, it is clear from even a cursory study of the material that it was anything but. What was it that was found lacking in the art and visual culture of the period? This period also saw the rise of Charles the Bald and Charlemagne, both of whom attempted to revive the earlier Roman Empire under Christian rule. What did they contribute to the expansion and diffusion of Christianity throughout Western Europe? What developments can you see in the visual art of the period in both painting and sculpture? How does it differ from, or build on, the work of earlier Christians?