Santa Clara University

Osher Lifelong Learning
Western Civilization VI—taught by Dorothea French

The Late Middle Ages of 14th Century Europe was characterized by famine, plague, economic depression, war, social upheaval, and a decline in the power of the universal  Catholic Church. Certainly it was a dark and fearsome time. However, the dissolution of medieval civilization was the forcing ground for what the humanists of the 15th century believed to be "rebirth" of the classical civilization of the Greeks and Romans that had been "neglected" or "dead" for centuries. Join Professor French for an examination of the religious, artistic, intellectual, and social aspects of the Italian Renaissance that raised fundamental questions about the value and importance of the individual.

Dr. Blake de Maria, Art History, will deliver the lectures May 24th on Art and Power: the Renaissance Papacy. 

Date:    Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, 24
Location: Kennedy Bldg. #306 (on map), Rm. 102
Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Cost: $65

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