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Week 6 Notes The Renaissance - Paper o Strategies Focus on specific theme (wealth/power, treatment of outsiders) and carry it from earlier to later documents Focus on a collection of sources and observe the conflicts between paganism and Christianity Violence and knighthood o Office hours 1:30-2 2:30-4 - The Italian Renaissance: Origins in Disaster? o Changes after the Black Death Technological innovations Population decline o Wages increase The poor get richer Rich feel threatened Universities Vernacular Liberal arts Classical o Latin/Greek Medicine o Scientific reason More wealth in more hands o Italian City States Independent cities Civic culture Signori and communes Foreign powers o Why Italy? Proximity Politics Black Death Capital accumulation
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Civic life o Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) Vernacular Rising secularism Tuscan = Italian The Divine Comedy Pagan poet Virgil o Diversions Boccaccio (1313-1375) The Decameron Chaucer (1340-1400) Canterbury Tales o Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374) Propagandist for Humanism “Dark Ages” Reconstruct, imitate, surpass Cicero and Livy o Humanism: Civic Education Virtues in public life Humanities Generalist’s education Latin and Greek Revolutionary rhetoric o Did women have a Renaissance? Public vs. private virtue Women’s education Early feminism? Isabella d’Este (1494-1539) Patron of Mantua - The “New Style”: Renaissance Politics and Arts o Courts and Patronage The Book of the Courtier (1527) Feudal o Got power from military protection o Roughness Courtiers
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o Got their power from the monarch (inherited) o Refinement Politeness Formality Centralizing monarchies Ambitious Popes Knights become gentlemen Civic patronage Beautification and power o Medici rulers (1434-1494) Cosimo de Medici (1388-1464) Augustan rule Patronage of the arts Lorenzo the Magnificent (ruled 1478-1492) Patron, poet, athlete Ideals under fire o Artists and artisans Limited career path Artisanal training Emergence of the artist Women structurally excluded Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) o Sculpture Classical models Male standard of beauty Emblems of the city Michelangelo’s David Politics and aesthetics Florence vs. the Medici Donatello’s David o Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) Medici’s reach Papal patronage Madonna of the Stairs Pieta o Medieval painting
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Renaissance innovation: Tabula Rasa Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337) o Realism o Emotions o Depth New techniques o Oil painting o Portraiture o Linear perspective Masaccio (1401-1428) Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) Pagan themes Laocoon and his sons Possibly by Michelangelo’s Raphael (1483-1520) Marriage of the Virgin
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 12 taught by Professor Andrews during the Winter '08 term at Santa Clara.

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