Soon to arrive here - a discussion of volume V of Durant's history of the Renaissance in Italy. {Actually there was no Italy; only city-states}

The following topics will be available to discussion in the forum: major Books in the Volume.

I. Petrarch and Boccaccio

II. Italian Pageant 1378 - 1534

III. Roman Renaissance

IV. Debacle

VI. Finale 1534 - 1576

The Black Death was from 1346 -1353.  Important cities: Florence and Padua