06/16/2008 - 06/20/2008
Monday-Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Davison Art Center 100
Special Schedule: One-week immersion, June 25-29 (Monday-Friday) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Eternal City has been transformed many times since its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus. This course will present an overview of the history of the city of Rome in antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and modern times. Co-taught by an historian and an historian of architecture the class will examine the ways that site, architecture, urbanism, and politics have interacted to produce one of the world's densest urban fabrics. The course will include extensive study of Rome's major architectural and urban monuments over time (e.g., Pantheon, St. Peters, the Capitoline hill) as well as discussions of the dynamic forms of Roman power, religious and secular. In addition to visual evidence, we will make use of literary and historical texts, documents, and film.
In addition to visual evidence we will make use of literary and historical texts, documents, music, and film.
Course assignments include four short analytical papers that will be written exercises in class plus a research paper 8-10 pages in length, which will be due after the course concludes.
The main text for this course, Rome, Biography of a City by Christopher Hibbert (Penguin: 0-14-007078-8) is currently out of print in the United States, and will not be available for purchase at Broad Street Books. The text is, however, available used through Amazon.com (www.amazon.com) and through ABEbooks (www.abebooks.com). Students should order these used copies directly from either Amazon or ABE.
A syllabus for this course is available at:
Laurie Nussdorfer(B.A. Yale University; M. Sc. London School of Economics; Ph. D. Princeton University) is professor of history and letters. She has published numerous studies on the politics, urbanism, and culture of Baroque Rome, is completing the book Brokers of Public Trust: Notaries in Early Modern Rome, and is the author of Civic Politics in the Rome of Urban VIII (Princeton University Press, 1992). Click here for more information about Laurie Nussdorfer.
Nicholas Adams(B.A. Cornell University; M.A. New York University; Ph. D. New York University) is professor of art at Vassar College. Click here for more information about Nicholas Adams.
Consent of Instructor Required: No
|Level: GLSP||Credits: 3||Enrollment Limit: 18|
Texts to purchase for this course:
Christopher Hibbert, ROME: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A CITY (Penguin), Paperback
Borden Painter, MUSSOLINI'S ROME (Palgrave/MacMillan), Paperback
John Stambaugh, THE ANCIENT ROMAN CITY (Johns Hopkins University Press), Paperback
Virgil, THE AENEID OF VIRGIL, translated by a. Mandelbaum (Bantam Classic), Paperback
John Wright, THE LIFE OF COLA DI RIENZO (PIMS), Paperback
READING MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE AT BROAD STREET BOOKS, 45 BROAD STREET, MIDDLETOWN, 860-685-7323 Order your books online
PLEASE NOTE: A course packet will be available from Pip Printing. Packets can be ordered on line at www.pipmid.com.
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