HTY 405: Early Modern Europe: Renaissance, Reformation and the Foundation of the Modern World-System

Instructor: Cristina Arrigoni-Martelli

Days/Time: MWF 9:00-9:50 a.m.

Course number: 46982

Description: A survey of the cultural, religious, social, economic and political history of Europe from 1300 to the end of the period of religious wars.  Emphasis on the cultural rebirth following upon the recovery of the art, literature and philosophy of cultural antiquity; on the Reformation and Counter-Reformation as marking the end of the “closed,” relatively homogenous world of Medieval Christendom and an entrance into a more open universe of spiritual and intellectual possibilities; and on the economic, social and technological transformations that made possible and were in turn accelerated by the expansion of European societies into Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Prerequisites: HTY 105

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Western Cultural Tradition, and Writing Intensive requirements.