January 26-29, 2014
This year marks the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli’s writing of The Prince and of Balboa’s discovery of the Pacific Ocean, two of the many extraordinary achievements that occurred during the Renaissance. Beginning in Italy in the late 1300s and eventually spreading throughout Europe, the Renaissance constituted a widespread revival of classical learning, gave rise to many revolutionary discoveries, and did much to shape the modern world.
This third CCA of the 2013-2014 academic year will consider the history of the Renaissance, some of its key figures, and its relevance today.
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