History 127 Hagman

World Civilization II

General Sites of Interest

A Medieval Woman’s Companion.  Tells the stories of many women who lived in the Middle Ages. Also learn about various aspects of medieval society, including queens, education, manuscript culture, attitudes towards women and the body, and many other detailed aspects of the world in Western Europe from 500-1500 CE.

Giotto di Bondone

Leonardo da Vinci




Baldassare Castiglione

Christine de Pisan

Isabella d’Este

  • ♥ ♥  IDEA: The Isabella d’Este Archive.
  • FOD:  “Isabella d’Este: First Lady of the Renaissance” (03:16) from Epitome of the Italian Renaissance: The Gonzagas of Mantua. ©1992 Pathe Media.
  • Book “Isabella D’Este and Francesco Gonzaga : Power Sharing at the Italian Renaissance Court” by Sarah D. P. Cockram. Published by Routledge (2013). Description: In the first book systematically to give evidence of conjugal co-rule at an Italian Renaissance court, and the first full length scholarly study of Isabella d’Este and Francesco Gonzaga, Sarah Cockram shows their relationship in an entirely new light. This book’s analysis of Isabella’s co-rule with her husband, supported by other members of the Gonzaga dynasty, sees her sometimes in the role of subordinate partner, sometimes guiding the couple’s actions. It shows how, despite appearances at times, the couple shared common diplomatic policy as well as human, material, and cultural resources; joint administration; and the exercise of authority and justice.
  • “The Art of Mantua : Power & Patronage in the Renaissance”.  Stacks N 5273.2 . G65F87 2008
  • Podcast: Isabella d’Este: the first lady in all the world (Mantegna and Bellini). Published by The National Gallery on Dec 3, 2018 via YouTube.

Early Renaissance Courts: Isabella d’Este” by  Art History Basix. Published on Feb 20, 2016 via YouTube.