HIS 101
Unit 13: Renaissance


David, completed in 1504 by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti (1475-1564), is considered as one of the world's great artistic creations.  Michelangelo later commented on his statue: "A civic hero, he was a warning... whoever governed Florence should govern justly and defend it bravely. Eyes watchful... the neck of a bull... hands of a killer... the body, a reservoir of energy. He stands poised to strike."  Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons.

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What you must do in this unit What you can do in this unit Some videos that you can watch for this unit Extra Credit Options
  • Take the short 5-point quiz for chapter 12. Log into Blackboard and look under "Chapter Quizzes." You have five minutes to complete each quiz (multiple-choice questions).
  • In a one-page paper, assess the significance of the Medici family for Renaissance Florence for a maximum of 50 points extra credit.
  • For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read the excerpts from Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), Leonardo da Vinci, and write a long paragraph in which you explain how da Vinci was a perfect expression of the Renaissance ideal.
  • For extra credit of a maximum of 10 points, you can submit the answers to the Machiavelli study questions.  Please write in formal, complete sentences.
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send the title of the site, the url and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.

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