History - The Renaissance
Start date: 22nd Sep 2021
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Duration: 10 weeks
Tutor: Andy Ison
Course code: AU21100
This course is for anyone with an interest in European and World History, art, architecture, philosophy, politics and religion.
For the first session students will need an open mind and a desire to learn
The course will focus on the Renaissance in the years 1300-1600. It will consider the causes and consequences of this extraordinary era, highlighting the roles played by key places and people in Italy and beyond as the rediscovery of the Classical World transformed Europe and the world. It will highlight developments in art, architecture, literature, faith, philosophy, wars, politics, trade, industry and exploration.
By the end of the course students will have a greater understanding of the Renaissance’s origins, the forces that shaped it and its impact on European society and the early modern world.
The Course will cover:
- The Renaissance: key terms
- Italy and Europe in 1300
- The power of the Classical World
- The Carolingian Renaissance and the Renaissance of the 12th Century
- Origins of the Renaissance
- Florence and the Italian Renaissance
- Ideas and Icons: Philosophies, people and places that shaped the Renaissance
- Beyond Italy: The Renaissance in Northern Europe and beyond
- Italy and Europe in 1600
- The impact of the Renaissance