Though I had to leave a little early, I enjoyed this and especially the thoughtful introduction to Ravenna and its historical importance. The complexity of medieval history makes it an attractive subject for a seminar. Thank you, Dr. Madden.
Dr Madden puts the mosaics in historical context and does a good job of describing the key works
We have been to Ravenna twice. We want to go again BUT we want to go with Dr Madden. He added so much to our knowledge.
What a revelation the class was. I had no clue that Ravenna was once the capital of the Roman Empire. Or the meaning of Aryan Christianity or that the Lombards were a Germanic group. Dr. Madden imparts these gems of scholarship and makes you feel enlightened simply by hearing them. He was personable, smart, thorough, and had a sense of humor--in short, an ideal guide. Next, the history of Venice!
Does Dr. Madden need another positive review? I doubt it unless you have never taken one of his conversations. His mastery of his subject matter, his enthusiasm for his topics and his engaging manner makes every one of his conversations a treat!