Renaissance and Reformation (1498-1648) (HSTY1031)


Starting with the brilliant culture of Renaissance Italy, with its courts, despots, republics, courtiers, diplomats, with its humanists, artists and their patrons, the unit of study will then move to the religious, political, social and cultural revolution known as the Reformation, with its great theologians, preachers and writers like Luther, Calvin, More and Montaigne. Throughout the semester, attention will be paid to both 'high' and popular culture. The unit of study will conclude with an examination of how these forces were played out in the English Revolution. Attention will also be given to Europe's 'discovery' and conquest of the New World.

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2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x500wd Essay outline (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%)

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