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10.3c A Japanese Handscroll of the Virgin Mary.mp4

In this video we go to Japan and consider a very rare 16th-century image of the Virgin Mary on a handscroll. At the end, Jill considers how we juxtapose images affects the narratives we tell. Whose…

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10.3b Mexican Featherwork

In this video, we consider Mexican featherwork of religious subjects and its role in creating wonder in Europe, and converting indigenous peoples.

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10.2b African Presence in Renaissance Europe

This video considers black Africans in Renaissance Europe, particularly Italy.

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10.2a Worlds of Wonder: Renaissance European Ethnographies

This lecture considers how Europeans understood the peoples of the new world, India and sub-Saharan Africa, showing how they lumped together these peoples in a rather imprecise way, and were curious…

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10.1b Renaissance Women, Nature and Nurture

What features characterised femininity in the Renaissance? This video considers the relationship between gender and sex, considers Judith Butler's ideas about 'performing' gender, and…

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10.1a The Woman Question

This video introduces Renaissance Feminism, including major scholars and major female painters, sculptors and architects who worked between 1520 and 1650.

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9.3c Naked Women and Potent Men

So what about the female nudes that populate art galleries nowadays? How were they justified within this Christian context? This lecture considers how female nudes provided an opportunity for male…

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9.3b The Male Nude and the 'Perfect Body'

Renaissance people were puzzled about why the nude body was so popular in classical times, but they worked out their own justifications for depicting naked men - the male body was made in 'the…

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9.3a How to See People Naked in Renaissance Italy

We start by climbing up the scaffolding of the SIstine Chapel in July 1512 with Federico Gonzaga, to have a look at all the naked bodies that Michelangelo painted on the vault of the Pope's…

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