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Culture and Power in Renaissance Europe - MHIS322

Between 1400 and 1600, intellectuals, artists, and a surprising number of ordinary people, first in Italy and then - across Europe, sought answers to questions about their own identities, the nature of a moral life, the virtues of civil society, and their relationships with both the natural world and the divine by looking to ancient Greece and Rome. From its very beginning this search, which produced some of the most enduring works of art, architecture, and literature in the western canon, was identified as a re-birth of classical antiquity. Today we call it the Renaissance. This unit explores why and how late medieval European turned to the ancient world for answers and what happened when they attempted to re-create the classical point-of-view in the very different society of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Nicholas Baker

39cp at 100 level or above or (6cp in MHIS or HIST or POL at 200 level including 3cp in MHIS) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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