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HIS 221: Renaissance and Reformation Europe: Home

Course Description

This course will explore the cultural, political, and religious developments in Europe from about 1400 to the end of the Thirty Years War in 1648. The first part of the course will examine the emergence of Renaissance culture in Italy, study the humanist move­ment in northern Europe, trace the journeys of explorers, and survey the European politi­cal landscape. The second part of the course will focus on the Protestant Reformation in different European countries, examine the Catholic reform movement in southern Europe, study the rise of the Spanish monarchy, and discuss military confrontations and scientific advancements.

The Course Guide to HIS 221 provides quick access links to top resources in Renaissance and Reformation studies including background research materials, library databases, and primary source material.

Getting Started

View a list of reference books available in the Reference Room in Jenks Library.  Use the NOBLE Catalog to find more materials from our general circulating collection on the Renaissance and Reformation.  

Databases & Scholarly Articles

View a list of top library databases you can use to search for scholarly journal articles on your primary source authors and more.

You can also use the Journal Finder search interface to find specific journals related to topics in history that Gordon directly subscribes to either online or in print.  

Primary Sources

View a list of resources for finding primary source material, including links to internet collections and print primary source collections available at Jenks Library.

Citing Sources

Resources for citing sources using the Chicago Manual of Style.  

Course Reserve

Many materials have been placed on course reserve for you by your professor. See a full list of all course reserve material here.