VIC346H1: The Idea of the Renaissance


This course examines the changing views of the Renaissance, from the earliest definitions by poets and painters to the different understandings of contemporary historians. We will pay attention to the interests and biases that have informed the idea of the Renaissance as an aesthetic, social, political, gendered, and eurocentric phenomenon.


Completion of 6.0 FCE

Recommended Preparation: 

At least one half course in the art, literature, history, or philosophy of fifteenth or sixteenth century Europe

Distribution Requirements: 
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)