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2006-2007 University Catalogue 
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LASS 817 - The Culture of the Italian Renaissance

A comprehensive study of the political and social conditions in Italy from the end of the 14th until the middle of the sixteenth century that led to the artistic and philosophical flowering known as the Renaissance. Not only are the contributions of the larger states of Milan, Venice, and Florence be explored, but also the princely courts of Mantua, Ferrara, and Urbino. Reading Machiavelli’s The Prince and portions of Castiglione’s The Courtier is an essential part of the course. Formerly HU 263

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs