General overview of the social and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance, with introduction to its historiography. Case studies in the Italian and European Renaissance, with an initiation to the direct reading of sources.
Syllabus: The Renaissance in Italy: an interdisciplinary approach to a wide variety of areas of study.
1. Virginia Cox, A Short History of the Italian Renaissance (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2016);
2. Guido Ruggiero, The Renaissance in Italy: A social and cultural history of the Rinascimento (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Additional information and suggestions for further reading may be posted at a later date.
Written questionnaire on the set texts, followed by an oral interview.
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