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編輯:侯嘉玨(簡介並寄信)

課程訊息

每周上兩次課,每次1.5小時。



課程說明

歐洲歷史上的「文藝復興」以為社會、政治、文化對一次知識趨勢的一系列回應被大眾所了解,這個趨向始於十四世紀,地點在義大利。這個知識趨勢被認為是人文主義,或者人文主義研究,它幾乎是三百年裡,文學、藝術、科學、宗教、政治的發展核心。本課程中,我們著重研究這種人文主義歷史,但還會探討宗教改革,高層政治,農民的世界,以及這一時期歐洲的向外征服和擴張。



課程要求

每個人都應該來上課和參與課堂討論,期末的時候還會有個期末測驗。除此之外還有一個地圖小測試、六篇2頁紙的論文,第25節課的時候交一篇8-10頁紙的論文。在以後的課程中,我會把這些作業的指引方針分發給大家。儘管在計算期末成績時會考慮學生在學期中改善的表現,但每次作業在期末總成績的計算中還是占如下比重︰

  • 課堂參與︰30分
  • 兩頁紙的論文︰每篇10分(總共六篇)
  • 地圖小測試︰10分
  • 長篇論文︰40分
  • 期末測驗︰60分
  • 總共200分


必須閱讀

這些書籍在Coop書局有售;Hayden圖書館也應該有收藏。這些書籍也是課堂閱讀材料(CR)。如果需要更多關於這一時期歐洲史的背景資料,請與Lynn Hunt等聯繫。

《西方的挑戰》,Lexington,麻省︰D.C.Heath,1995年。
The Challenge of the West. Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath, 1995.

Rice,Jr.,Eugene F.和Anthony Grafton,《近代歐洲初期的基礎,1460-1559年》第二版,紐約︰W.W.Norton,1994年。
Rice, Jr., Eugene F., and Anthony Grafton. The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.

Ross,James Bruce和Mary Martin Mclaughlin編輯,《文藝復興袖珍讀本》,紐約︰Penguin,1977年。
Ross, James Bruce, and Mary Martin McLaughlin, eds. The Portable Renaissance Reader. New York: Penguin, 1977.

Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel,《蒙大猶︰錯誤的許諾地》,紐約︰Vintage,1979年。
Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel. Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error. New York: Vintage Books, 1979.

Herlihy,David,《黑死病和西方的變革》,劍橋,麻省︰哈佛大學出版社,1997年。
Herlihy, David. The Black Death and the Transformation of the West. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Baxandall,Michael,《十五世紀義大利的繪畫和經歷》,紐約︰牛津大學出版社,1988年。
Baxandall, Michael. Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

馬基維利,《君主論》,紐約︰Norton,1992年。
Machiavelli. The Prince. New York: Norton, 1992.

Davis,Natalie Z.《 馬丹蓋赫返鄉記 》,劍橋,麻省︰哈佛大學出版社,1983年。
Davis, Natalie Z. The Return of Martin Guerre. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1983.

莎士比亞,《暴風雨》。紐約︰Penguin,1987年。
Shakespeare. The Tempest. New York: Penguin Books, 1987.




Class Information

The class meets twice a week for 1.5 hour per session.



Subject Description

The "Renaissance" as a phenomenon in European history is best understood as a series of social, political, and cultural responses to an intellectual trend which began in Italy in the fourteenth century. This intellectual tendency, known as humanism, or the studia humanitatis, was at the heart of developments in literature, the arts, the sciences, religion, and government for almost three hundred years. In this class, we will highlight the history of humanism, but we will also study religious reformations, high politics, the agrarian world, and European conquest and expansion abroad in the period.



Subject Requirements

Attendance and class participation is mandatory. There will be a cumulative final exam at the end of the semester. In addition, students will take a map quiz, write six two-page papers, and one eight to ten-page paper due in Class #25. I will hand out instructions for these assignments later in the term. Each assignment will be weighted as follows in the calculation of the final grade, although these calculations will also take into account improved performance during the course of the semester:

  • Class Participation: 30 points
  • Two-Page Papers: 10 points each (six papers total)
  • Map Quiz: 10 points
  • Long Paper: 40 points
  • Final Exam: 60 points
  • Total: 200 points


Required Reading

The following books are available for purchase at the Coop Bookstore; they should also be on reserve in the Hayden Library. There is also a Course Reader (CR). If you want more background reading on this period in European history, consult Lynn Hunt, et al. The Challenge of the West. Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath, 1995.

Rice, Jr., Eugene F., and Anthony Grafton. The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.

Ross, James Bruce, and Mary Martin McLaughlin, eds. The Portable Renaissance Reader. New York: Penguin, 1977.

Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel. Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error. New York: Vintage Books, 1979.

Herlihy, David. The Black Death and the Transformation of the West. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Baxandall, Michael. Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Machiavelli. The Prince. New York: Norton, 1992.

Davis, Natalie Z. The Return of Martin Guerre. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1983.

Shakespeare. The Tempest. New York: Penguin Books, 1987.




 
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