ITAL30260 Politics and Morals in Renaissance Italy

When does the Renaissance begin and end? Which is the difference between the ‘Renaissance’ and the ‘Early Modern period’? What do we mean by the notions of ‘Humanism’ and ‘Classicism’? This module primarily aims to enable students to develop an informed understanding of these concepts, their meanings and (different) periodizations. It then introduces the fundamental … Continue reading ITAL30260 Politics and Morals in Renaissance Italy

ITAL20200 Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio: the Three Crowns

Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarch and Giovanni Boccaccio are known as the ‘Tre corone’ (the ‘Three Crowns’) of Italian literature. What is the meaning of this expression? And what are the reasons for its use? This module aims to enable students to answer these questions and develop an informed understanding of the life, works and reception … Continue reading ITAL20200 Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio: the Three Crowns