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Introduction to Renaissance Italy

This week’s lecture and seminar will examine some of the main themes of Italian Renaissance History and introduce the key aims of the course and the Research Project.

Please read the article by Milner.



Bartlett, Kenneth R., The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook (North York, 2011)

Brown Alison, The Renaissance, 2nd ed (Harlow, 1999)

Burke, Peter, The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, 1999)

Cohen, E.S. and Cohen, T.V., Daily Life in Renaissance Italy (Westport, 2001) e-book

Lane, F.C., Venice, a Maritime Republic (Baltimore, 1973) e-book

Milner, S. J., “Partial Readings: Addressing a Renaissance ArchiveHistory of the Human Sciences 12 (1999), 89-105.

Najemy, John M., A History of Florence 1200-1575 (Oxford, 2008) e-book

Najemy, John M., ed., Italy in the Age of the Renaissance: 1300-1550 (Oxford, 2004) e-book