Europe North of the Alps 1400-1555: Renaissance and Reform

It was not Italy alone that embarked upon a renaissance. Elsewhere in Europe a rebirth also took place, with its own features and, notably, a break with the Catholic Church. Examine all aspects of this exciting period – a time of transition from the Middle Ages to early modern times.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Society, politics, and daily life in Britain and continental Europe from France to Poland in this period
  • Humanism, education, and the written word, including Chaucer, Pisan, Rabelais
  • Development in scientific thought
  • Painting and sculpture in the period; interactions with Italian artists
  • Religious trends, reform efforts, and the Protestant Reformation

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Investigate societies and politics in north, west, and east Europe in this time of transformation from medieval to modern
  2. Explore literature written in contemporary languages, not Latin
  3. Explore cultural developments
  4. Examine developments in education, philosophy, and science
  5. Survey visual arts in this “northern Renaissance” in both painting and sculpture
  6. Analyse differences between the arts in Italy and in northern Europe
  7. Investigate the origins and spread of the Protestant movement
  8. Analyse the Reformation and the Catholic Counter-reformation: Why did they happen? How did they happen? How were politics and religion intertwined?
$232 Limited / $209

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30 Jul

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