Course 9: Dante, Italy, and the Aristocratic Age

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Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321)
The Divine Comedy ~

Petrarch (1304 – 1374)
“Letter to Posterity”
“The Ascent of Mount Ventoux”
Selections from the Canzoniere
Select sonnets ~

Giovanni Bocaccio (1313 – 1375)
Selections from The Decameron ~

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)
Notebooks ~

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 – 1527)
The Prince ~