This history seminar (with an interdisciplinary aspect) focuses on a famous city at an especially conflicted moment in its history, one of intense religious rigor and brilliant creative expression. This is the Rome of Giordano Bruno, Beatrice Cenci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Galileo Galilei among others. Their Rome between 1550 and 1650 was the setting for major cultural advances in the arts and in science. It was the scene of inventive new schemes in social and spiritual compassion. Yet the papal capital in these same decades also pioneered new methods of repression and ferociously suppressed non conformity. We will explore these contradictions and their impact on cultural innovation in Baroque Rome by looking both at this distinctive urban community and some of its most celebrated individuals.
COURSE FORMAT: Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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