The City in European History

Study Sheet II

The second test in HSTS 410 will take place about 6 April 2004. It will have an Essay (15 points), Short Answer Questions (25 points), Matching Questions (30 points), and Multiple Choice Questions (30 points). Answers to the Short Answer Questions should address Who? What? Where? When? and Why? and should include specific historical examples and indicate the historical importance of the item.

Late Medival and Renaissance Bruges and Venice

Sources of the Prosperity of Bruges
The Topography of Bruges and the Canals
Symbolism of the Major Squares of Bruges
The Belfry (1240)
The Seven Wonders of Bruges
Hospital of St. John
"Bruges la Morte" (Bruges, the Dead City)
Doge and Doge's Palace
Grand Canal
Cathedral of St. Mark
Piazza San Marco

Renaissance Florence

Topography of Renaissance Florence
Arno and Ponte Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio, & Piazza della Signoria
Role of the Trade Guilds in Florentine Life
Cosimo and Lorenzo de'Medici
Palazzo Medici and Private Palaces
The Guilds and Patronage
Fillipo Brunelleschi
Donatello (1386-1466)
Linear & Atmospheric Perspective
Florentine Town Planning
Cathedral of Florence and its Dome
The Pazzi Chapel
The Foundling Hospital

High Renaissance and Baroque Rome

Rome as the Precursor of the Great Modern City
Relationship of Renaissance Rome to its Past
Topography of Renaissance Rome
Popes and Roman Urban Development
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472)
On Architecture (1452)
"New" St. Peter's Basilica
Nicholas V (Pope, 1447-1455)
The Axial City & Via Pia
"Aesthetic of Straight Streets"
Piazza Navona
Decline of Renaissance Rome

Amsterdam in the Seventeenth Century

Sources of Antwerp's Wealth
Topography of Antwerp
Antwerp's Fortifications and Trees
Urban Europe in the 1660's
Plan of the Three Canals (1610)
Layout of the Heerengracht (canals & quays)
The Topography of Amsterdam
Sources of Amsterdam's Wealth
Dutch East India Company
Amsterdam's Social Structure
The Dam and the Damrack
The Amsterdam Town Hall
Nature of Urban Growth in Amsterdam
Life and Leisure in Amsterdam
Rembrandt & Corporation Painting
Characteristics of Dutch Painting
Momento mori
Dutch Townscape Painting
Gerrit Berckheyde (1638-1698)
View of Delft and the Little Street in Delft
Dutch Toleration
Moral Character of Dutch Life

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Last Update:  18.III.2004

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