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2017-2018 University Bulletin 
    
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HNHI 252 - Power and Narrative: Reading Pre-modern Italy

3 hours
Plague, war, sex, religion, spices, art, and, worst of all, democracy: this team-taught course will guide students through the visual and written narratives of pre-modern Italy, focusing specifically on the cities of Florence and Venice during the 12th to 14th centuries. This course teaches students about medieval Italy, using historical sources to formulate and respond to questions about civic engagement, identity, power, and politics. Texts include works by Marco Polo, Martino da Canale, Dante, and Giovanni Boccaccio.

Prerequisite(s): Honors program or consent of instructor.

This course will satisfy the history core area requirement.



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