LAS348H1: The Renaissance Mexico City



By exploring history, art, architecture, literature and music of sixteenth century Mexico City as a geographical and cultural point of reference, this course explores the historical event known as “the Renaissance” outside of its traditional localities. By the mid 16th century, colonial Mexico City became the contact zone and the hub for the exchange of peoples, goods and ideas that migrated across the Atlantic. Mexico City gives an alternative perspective to how local political and social-historical contexts shape ideas and cultural forms and illustrates the processes and effects of cultural cross-fertilization in the Renaissance. Taught in English.

Breadth Requirements
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)