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Rome, Italy

Italian Renaissance

Global Temple Conference

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Fall 2018
Spring 2019
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This course covers major writers and works of the Italian Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli and Ariosto. Focus is placed on the “rebirth” of classical values and ideas, and their new forms of expression, which became known as the Renaissance. Attention is given to such themes as the new concept of art and the new image of the artist through the study of Michelangelo’s poetry and Cellini’s autobiography, as well as the concept of a united Italy, idealized from Dante through Machiavelli, but never historically achieved.