Major political, social, and cultural events in Italy from 1200 to 1530, emphasizing concept of the Renaissance in modern historiography.
Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: The Renaissance Debate
Lesson 2: The Background of the Renaissance
Lesson 3: Italy and the Communes
Lesson 4: The Black Death
Lesson 5: Renaissance Humanism
Lesson 6: Renaissance Art
Lesson 7: Men, Women and Children in the Renaissance
Lesson 8: Renaissance Religion—Institution and Individual
Lesson 9: The Political Landscape of Post-Plague Italy
Lesson 10: The End of the Renaissance