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Renaissance and Reformation Europe HTA258


Examining the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, this unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation, two separate yet related historical periods (and historical constructs) which represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism and creativity of Italian society and culture in the fifteenth century, with the city of Florence given special attention, as well as the break-up of Europe in the Reformation. There will be an emphasis on images as well as texts, on the painters, sculptors and architects of Renaissance Italy, on the communications revolution associated with printing, and on the iconoclasm of the Reformation.


Unit name Renaissance and Reformation Europe
Unit code HTA258
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr E Freeman

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

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On Campus:  2 x 1-hr lectures weekly; 7 x 1-hr tutorials.

Off Campus:  2 x 1-hr lectures weekly (accessed electronically); choice of study schools OR online tutorials

On Campus:    Tutorial participation (10%), 500-word exercise (10%) 2,500-word essay (40%), 2-hr examination (40%)

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