This course explores the intellectual history 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 fifteenth-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.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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