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The Worlds of Renaissance Italy, 1300-1500


About the Course:

Explores the overlapping worlds of Renaissance Italy, 1300-1500: the vibrant merchant culture; the elegant courts of princes; intellectual circles like the Platonic Academy; famed mercenary captains and their troops; the underworld of male same sex relations, of criminality and prostitution; the lives of women in marriages, in convents and in poorhouses; the workshops and homes of the laboring poor. One central theme is the culture of patronage and the production of extraordinary art.


History 2B or 4B or upper division standing.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Carol Lansing   

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