UGRD > HIST > 312
Cities in Early Modern Europe
This course offers a survey of urban life in Europe between 1400 and 1750. The course begins by examining how mercantile culture, religious and ritual life, and political and artistic patronage shaped the urban experience in Florence and Venice. It then proceeds north of the Alps and explores the ways in which German, English, and French urban live influenced and intersected with the development of Protestantism, the wars of religion, the English civil war, and the emergence of absolutism.