This lecture concentrates on six famous travelers who did extensive traveling between 1500 and 1600. They include Albrecht Dürer, Ghiselin de Busbecq, Ludovico Guicciardini, Jan Uttenhove, Philip Sidney, and Michel de Montaigne. Each traveler had a different approach but all produced fascinating accounts of a rapidly changing Europe.

Charlie Steen’s classes place historical events in context with art, architecture, religion, and other cultural aspects of a period. He teaches western civilization at UNM. He is the author of several books, including his recently published A Cultural History of Early Modern Europe. A graduate of UNM, he also holds a PhD in early modern European history from UCLA.