ITALIAN 317 - The Renaissance
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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ITALIAN 317 surveys the cultural and literary history of the Italian Renaissance (ca. 1300-1600) and its historical context. This course covers the Renaissance as an Italian phenomenon – surveying the great writers, artists and thinkers of the era – and situates the Italian Renaissance within a broader European, Mediterranean and global context. Students study literature (including authors like Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Ariosto, and Machiavelli) and new attitudes toward painting (writings by or about Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli) and sculpture (Donatello and Michelangelo), as well as topics relevant to contemporary history (like Italian merchants and navies, the technological revolutions of the late Middle Ages, explorers from Marco Polo to Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci, and the tense relations between the Vatican and secular states in the Italian peninsula). The course serves both as an introduction for students who are interested in but haven’t yet studied the Renaissance, and as an overview for students who have had some exposure to the leading figures of the period. The goal of the course is to introduce students to the dynamic culture of the Renaissance, which defined the first centuries of European modernity. TAUGHT IN ENGLISH.

ITALIAN 317 - The Renaissance
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001 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0452010136
The Italian Renaissance reader, Author: edited by Julia Conaway Bondanella and Mark Musa., Publisher: Penguin 1987
ISBN: 0618127380
The Italian Renaissance, Author: J.H. Plumb., Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 1st Marine 2001
ISBN: 0393328457
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence, Author: Tim Parks., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company 1st ed. 2006
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0061768928
Machiavelli Philosopher of Power., Publisher: Perennial Pr 2009
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