ITL 364 From Marco Polo to Machiavelli (3) MPT

Examination of Classical and Asian influences in Italian culture from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Works of Marco Polo, Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, the Italian Humanists, and Renaissance artists and writers, such Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Ariosto, Castiglione, and Machiavelli, including women poets, such as Vittoria Colonna, Gaspara Stampa, and Veronica Franco, are read and discussed against the historical background of Mediterranean trade and culture from the 13th through the 16th century, when the Italian peninsula was a crossroads between Europe, Africa, and Asia. Taught in English. Cross-listed with ENG. CAS-B.

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