Hist. 226  Spring 2015   Weeks 1 & 2

      Material evidence: SATIRES (ancient genre applied to early modern human behavior)

WEEK 1) Wider World, Preface & pp. 73-80 on “Printing, Thought and Literature” as reference Chronology pp. 218-223, Fine Arts, pp. 88-93, and over the weekend  ch. 1. “Late Middle Ages in Eastern Europe” especially pp. 15-21 showing new historiographical emphasis on the Moslem Ottoman Turks.


W Jan. 21  Discussion of Student Interests (some adjustment of syllabus possible to accommodate interests)  1450 as Turning Point. The Turks Conquering Constantinople, the Invention of the  Printing Press, & The Spread of the Renaissance Northward.  2-actor reading of colloquy "The Abbot and the Learned Lady"


F. Jan 23   Renaissance Humanism and Erasmus and Montaigne as Great Northern Humanists.  Bring your marked up handout of excerpt of Praise of Folly, and of "Charon” Colloquies. 


WEEK 2)  Erasmus, Colloquies, section of Praise of Folly;  Study maps p. 20, 24, 46, 56, 60, 102, 162, 170, 204. Read Wider World, ch. 2 “The Rise of the Nation” Read Montaigne, “On the Cannibals” and Gonzalo’s speech from Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Famous Utopias.     Montaigne:"On Cruelty," "On Coaches" on reserve, bottom item of Electronic section (can print if you wish) or read within an edition of Montaigne’s Essays (google books)


M. Jan. 26  Social critics: Erasmus's Colloquies in 16th century classrooms. Examples of proverbs in Brueghel's The Netherlandish Proverbs  Student analysis of “Charon” by Erasmus in Ten Colloquies.


W.  Jan 28.  Student explanation of Brueghel’s proverbs. Bring Wider World for analysis of maps. 1500 French map of Europe. Intro. to Columbian Exchange (google those 2 words)


F Jan. 30  Lecture “Sending Ambassadors or Demanding Submission in Early Modern Times” Continue discussion of Wider World: Revival of Ptolemy, inventions, political competition, and commerce as sources of explorations.