Honours Option MO3043 Early Modern Rome visit Rome November 2012

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Members of MO3043, Early Modern Rome, enjoyed a class trip with module tutor Dr Emily Michelson to the eternal city in week 10. We examined how the medieval city was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries with new roads, bridges, and palaces, and expanded further up the city’s seven hills in the 17th century, all through the lens of patronage of public works and buildings.

Above: students study a ceiling fresco at Palazzo Berberini

Besides the obligatory Vatican visit, we paid special attention to Palazzo Barberini, which demonstrates the propaganda efforts of prominent families, and the Ghetto, founded in 1555, which altered longstanding relations between Jews and Christians in Rome.  Other highlights included a view of the city from the Janiculum, and significant gelato research in the 18-degree weather.

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  1. Pingback: Spotlight on Emily Michelson | St Andrews School of History

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