LiteratureLIT 144E Italian Renaissance: How to Do It

Examines the proliferation of advice literature in early modern Europe as indication of the widespread impression that the world was undergoing unprecedented change. Readings include advice books for state rulers (Machiavelli), instructions for educating daughters (Vives), books on manners (Della Casa), and exercises for spiritual discipline (Ignatius of Loyola). Critical approach designations: Histories, Power and Subjectivities. Distribution requirement: Pre-1750.