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MO3044 Topics in Renaissance Venice

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:See

This module introduces students to the history, culture, and politics of Venice at the height of its power. Renaissance Venice was simultaneously the capital of a maritime and terrestrial empire, a glittering international destination for trade and culture, and the site of controversial innovations like Protestant thought, ghettos, and the printing press. It was for much of this era the only European model of a lasting independent republic. Then and now, it has been subject to a compelling but contested effort in mythmaking and propaganda.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for History, Mediaeval History, Mediaeval History & Archaeology, Modern History and BA (Intl Hons) History.

UG Pre-requisite(s):60 credits from MO1007, MO1008, MO2008, HI2001, MH2002 OR 60 credits from ME1003, ME1006, ME2003, HI2001, MH2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 13%
  • Coursework: 27%
UG As used by St Andrews:3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr E Maglaque
Module teaching staff: