Fall 2009 not offered
MDST 246, COL 247|
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
Renaissance Italy was the birthplace of artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelo, of writers like Petrarch, political thinkers like Machiavelli, and international bankers like the Medici. This extraordinary development occurred in a brief time period and in cities barely larger than Middletown. How and why did this happen? What were its consequences? This course examines the astonishing transformation that took place in the culture and society of Renaissance Italy from the 14th through the 16th centuries. What were its roots, essential features, and importance for the history of Europe and beyond? The course will pay particular attention to the connections between social, economic, and political structures to art, literature, and the history of ideas.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-History)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(SISP-Hist Conc)