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The Italian Renaissance
COL 106
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: HIST 121

This course explores the intellectual history of Renaissance Italy. Between 1350 and 1550 Italian writers, thinkers, and artists struggled to recover a golden age, the world of the ancients, and ended up inspiring a new one. What forms did the Italian Renaissance take? Who created and supported it and why? Whom did it include and whom did it exclude? What were its lasting consequences? After getting to know the Italian social setting for the Renaissance, we will focus on the intellectuals, writers, and artists of 15th-century Florence and Rome. In keeping with the approach of the College of Letters, the course emphasizes close reading of original texts in translation and studies literary, historical, and philosophical works in their historical contexts.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUN-21-2024
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