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PART 1: MEDIEVAL ROME AND THE PILGRIM EXPERIENCE

WEEK 1 {January 8} Roma caput mundi from Pagan to Christian
WEEK 2 {January 15} A medieval Guidebook: "The Marvels of Rome" and the Pagan Past
WEEK 3 (January 22} 1300, Pope Boniface VIII and the First Jubilee

PART 2: RENAISSANCE ROME AND THE LURE OF THE ANTIQUE

WEEK 4 {January 29} Rediscovery of Classical Antiquity
WEEK 5 {February 5} Pope Julius II and a New Saint Peter's
WEEK 6 {February 12} The Capitoline Hill: Carnival, Conquest, and Ceremonial Rome
WEEK 7 {February 19} Rome in Print: Palladio's Guide to Rome
WEEK 8 {February 26} Diaspora: The Jewish Community in Rome
WEEK 9 {March 5} SPRING BREAK
WEEK 10 {March 12} Sixtus V and Rome as New Jerusalem

PART 3: BAROQUE ROME AND THE CITY AS SPECTACLE

WEEK 11 { March 19} Falda's Prints and the Urban Teatro
WEEK 12 { March 26} Rome from a Carriage Window: Alexander VII and the "Illustrious Foreigners"
WEEK 13 {April 2} Rome and the World: The Curiosity Cabinet of Athanasius Kircher

Part 4: The 18th CENTURY AND THE GRAND TOUR

WEEK 14 {April 9} The Grand Tour and its Souvenirs
WEEK 15 { April 16} The Fantastic and the Scientific in Pirnaesi's Views of Rome
WEEK 16 { April 23} Whose Rome is it? Rome's First Museum and the Audience for Art

 

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