|POLI 359||(3)||Topics in International Politics 1|
Topic for Summer 2012: The Rise and Decline of the Italian City-State. This course examines the reasons why Italian city-states succeeded politically, economically, and militarily in the Renaissance. In the 1400s, Florence and its neighbours became centres of wealth, power, and art. Yet by the 1600s, the Italian city-states had been pushed to the margins. We will explore competing arguments regarding their relative success and then relative failure. Field trips to Fiesole, Siena, Pisa, and other cities are planned. For specific details about course content, please consult Prof. M. Brawley and Prof. A. Maioni, Department of Political Science.
Offered: Section 001 (June 4, 2012–June 29, 2012)
Location: Florence, Italy
Application Deadline: March 30, 2012
Application Details: Application forms and information are available at www.mcgill.ca/italian. Note: All courses in Florence require permit overrides to register on Minerva. These permits will be issued after March 30, 2012, by Ms. Vanna Fonsato or Dr. Enrica Quaroni only to students who have applied and paid course costs.