1. Twelve-pages (you can go over a bit), double-spaced. Regular margins and 12 font, Times New Roman. Your paper should have a title page that contains your name and the title of your paper, as well as information pertaining to the class (name of class and meeting times).
The title page does not count toward the twelve-page minimum.
Use endnotes for citations of other scholars’ arguments and ideas, as well as for direct quotations (which should be used sparingly).
Do not use block quotations, especially since this is such a short assignment.
Endnotes do not count toward the twelve-page minimum.
2. Use at least seven of the articles we have read in class, plus three primary sources and five more secondary sources.
You can go over these numbers, but don’t go under. Moreover, use material from classroom discussions and lectures (your notes; but there is no need to cite them).
3. Use proper grammar and sentence structure.
4. Must have a thesis that uses evidence to support an argument.
5. Turn paper in on time at 11 am on December 11 via email. Send papers to me at in Word, not as a pdf.
William J. Bouwsma, “Renaissance and the Drama of Western History,” American Historical Review 84 (1979), 1-15 (available on JSTOR)
Richard A. Goldthwaite, “The Economy of Renaissance Italy: ThePreconditions for Luxury Consumption.” I Tatti: Studies in the Italian Renaissance 2 (1987), 15-39 (available on JSTOR).
1. The Italian Renaissance, ed. Paula Findlen (Oxford, 2002) 2. Thomas and Elizabeth Cohen, Words and Deeds in Renaissance Rome (Toronto, 1993)3. Veronica Franco, Poems and Letters (Chicago, 1998)