Apr 25, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LASS 817 - The Culture of the Italian Renaissance

3 credits
A comprehensive study of the political and social conditions in Italy from the end of the 14th until the middle of the 16th 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.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103