ITAL300 - RENAISSANCE!

Section Description: 
Humanism and the Renaissance have traditionally been regarded as a dramatic departure from the dark Middle Ages. The first to suggest this interpretation were Renaissance men themselves, and though today that image has been mitigated and corrected, it is undeniable that the Renaissance was actually a period of profound change in values and ways of understanding the world. The rediscovery of long-lost texts and cultural heritage of the ancient world forced Renaissance thinkers to reconsider many of their most traditional assets, while old authorities crumbled before the scrutiny of new methodologies. This course will investigate the Italian Renaissance and Humanism in a wider European and Mediterranean context, focusing on authors such as Petrarch, Machiavelli, Leonardo, Erasmus, More, and Luther. Material from the Rare Books and Manuscript Library will be used throughout the course. The course will be taught in Italian and counts toward the minor in Global Medieval Studies.
Instructors: 
BRUNO-CHOMIN, GIUSEPPE
Day and Time: 
MW 0145PM-0315PM
Room: 
VAN PELT LIBRARY 625
Section ID: 
ITAL300301
Title (text only): 
RENAISSANCE!
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2021C
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
300
Section Number Only: 
301
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL300