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Maggie May

The shift from realism to a style which focused more on content and message demonstrates a shift in what was viewed as societally and politically important in Eurasia during this time. During this time, several large spiritual systems, such as early Christianity, Islam, and Judiasm, became large and significant forces both socially, culturally, and politically. Art, especially iconography, was used to communicate the importance of spiritual systems and themes rather than the realistic imagery of Greco-Roman times. I think this is a key social and political shift in understanding the history.