Units of Study

HSTY2612 - High Renaissance

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas Alfred Eckstein


Europe after 1500 saw conflict, companionship, refinement and squalor. Beginning in opulent Rome, we discover a cast of Renaissance men and women, from Machiavellian political theorists and crafty swindlers to prophets and scientists, artists and poets. This was a world of bustling towns, sumptuous artefacts, bitter religious disputes, and electric debates over politics and learning. Europeans travelled to Italy, which in turn nourished culture and ideas around Europe: this unit follows these many pathways.


1000wd document exercise (20%), 2500wd essay (50%), 1000wd reading journal (20%), tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies


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