An asynchronous online tutorial will be held each week.
Required and Recommended Texts
Required readings will be listed week-by-week on the iLearn site and available through the University Library.
Per Faculty of Arts policy, all required readings are available on-line only but it is recommended that students print out the required readings and read them in hard copy as pedagogical research suggests that comprehension and recall are superior when reading hard copy text as opposed to reading on-line.
The following highly recommended general texts and source collections are available on Reserve in the MQ Library and/or available in electronic versions via the MQ Library.
Peter Burke The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy (1999)
William Caferro Contesting the Renaissance (2011)
The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance, ed. Michael Wyatt (2014)
The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook, ed. Kenneth R. Bartlett (2011)
A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance, ed. Guido Ruggiero (2002)
Images of quattrocento Florence: Selected Writings in Literature, History, and Art, ed. Stefano Ugo Baldassari and Arielle Saiber (2000)
The Italian Renaissance: Essential Readings, ed. Paula Findlen (2002)
Margaret King, A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe (2017)
Major Problems in the History of the Italian Renaissance, ed. Benjamin G. Kohl and Alison Andrews Smith (1995)
Lauro Martines Power and Imagination: City-States in Renaissance Italy (1988)
Anthony Molho Social and Economic Foundations of the Italian Renaissance (1969)
Charles Nauert Humanism and the Culture of Renaissance Europe (2006)
Palgrave Advances in Renaissance Historiography, ed. Jonathan Woolfson (2005)
The Portable Renaissance Reader, ed. James Bruce Ross and Mary Martin MacLaughlin (1978)
The Renaissance World, ed. John Jeffries Martin (2007)
The Routledge History of the Renaissance, ed. William Caferro (2017)
Guido Ruggiero The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento (2015)
The Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study, ed. Gene Brucker (1998)
Venice: A Documentary History, 1450-1630, David Chambers, Brian Pullan, and Jennifer Fletcher (2001)
Technologies Used and Required
This unit uses iLearn. All students are expected to have internet access, use of a computer, and fundamental computer skills.