Renaissance Humanism

Tu 2:30PM - 4:55PM / 132 Chevron Science Center / CRN 29334

In this course we will study representative works by the major figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, considering the significance of this literary and cultural movement and the many currents that scholars have identified within it. Topics we will explore include civic humanism, the birth of philology, vernacular humanism and the relationship between humanistic studies and Christian religion. Students will learn about new digital network analysis tools and how to employ them in the study of humanist networks.
Students from other departments and programs are welcome. Readings and assignments can be adapted to meet the research agendas of students working in other European cultural traditions and having little or no knowledge of the Italian language.


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James Coleman

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Category B: Disciplines and Intellectual Movements

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