ITAL540 - TPCS RENNAISANCE CLTR

Renaissance Italian society, art, intellectual and political history.
Section 301 - SEM
The development of courts is usually described as one of the main factors in the flourishing of Renaissance art, thanks to the patronage of the lords of some of Italy’s most important city-states. But this patronage influenced not only painting, sculpture and architecture, but also literature, poetry and philosophy. This course will analyze some of the most significant literary masterpieces of this vibrant period, by focusing on the particular characteristics of centers like Florence, Rome, Urbino, Ferrara, Naples, as well as on the broader circulation and impact of many of these works and ideas in Europe. The authors considered will include Poliziano, Castiglione, Ariosto, and Machiavelli. The course will be taught in English, though readings will also be available in Italian upon request.
W 0400PM-0600PM
DEL SOLDATO, EVA
VAN PELT LIBRARY 625