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History of Modern Italy: Winter Quarter


"The History of Modern Italy" ~ Winter Quarter: Italy in the Eighteeth and Nineteeth Centuries. We will study the beginnings of modern Italian democracy and the impetus for unification.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  Ten Tuesdays, January 9 - March 13, 2018, at 7:00PM.

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"The History of Modern Italy" ~ Fall Quarter: 17th Century Rome and The Enlightenment.  In the Eighteenth Century, Italy was in decline politically, with outside powers (Spain and Austria) dominating her territory. But culturally, it was a period of exceptional significance. People from all over the world, traveled to Italy to learn from her, and enjoy her beauty, to visit her capital, and to study her painters.   Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  Ten Tuesdays, January 9 - March 13, 2018, at 7:00PM.

"The History of Modern Italy" is a 30-week course (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters). 

William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.