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Undergraduate Course: Renaissance Italians (HIST10101)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe Italian Renaissance has proved to be a dynamic and enduring historical subject. Recent years have seen many new interpretations of established topics, and new areas of historical study have also opened up. As a result, there is less agreement now than there ever has been about what the Italian Renaissance actually was. This course focuses on the Renaissance as a cultural 'movement' and as an historical 'period'. It explores what, if anything, the age of Petrarch (1304-74) had in common with that of Machiavelli (1469-1527), and how Italian 'mentalities' changed in the centuries which separated these two, quintessentially 'Renaissance' men. Renaissance Italians investigates the Italian 'Middle Ages', and the development of humanism - especially in relation to the visual arts - with an emphasis on the period c.1400-c.1530. The social context of cultural change will be studied through the examination of patronage, changing religious sensibilities, gender, and a variety of centres, urban and courtly, which experienced the cultural revival.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
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