(Winter; Sargent) An in-depth examination of the economic, social, political, religious, and intellectual history of Renaissance Florence from the Black Death (1348) to Machiavelli (d. 1527). Topics will include the entrepreneurship of Francesco Datini, the Ciompi Revolt, the position of women, the rise of the Medici, palace building, Savonarola’s “bonfire of the vanities,” humanism, Ficino’s […]