ITAL 722 - Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Historians, Men of Letters, and Political Thinkers

Overview

Course Title

Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Historians, Men of Letters, and Political Thinkers

Description

This course focuses on works of historiography and political science by two prominent Florentine Renaissance thinkers: Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini. Texts will include Machiavelli’s Il principe, Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, and Dell’arte della guerra; and Guicciardini’s Storia d’Italia, Considerazioni sui Discorsi di Machiavelli, and Storie fiorentine. Excerpts from each of these texts are analyzed within their historical and generic contexts, paying close attention to the biographical, political, and cultural events that led to their composition

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule