History 315 (Hi 15) Renaissance Europe

Class Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Description of the Course:From 1300 to 1550 Europe experienced a period of great creativity and innovation in the arts, literature and politics. Historians have usually referred to this period as the Renaissance. We will begin the course by looking at the birth of the Renaissance in the Italian city states and follow the spread of this cultural movement into France and England. Among the topics we will discuss: society and politics in Florence and Venice, artists and patrons, women and family life, statecraft and Machiavelli, Thomas More's Utopia and Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus.

This course is taught by: Professor Silvia Shannon


Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
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