ITALIAN 359 - Italian Culture and History
Section: 001 Medieval Italy
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
A knowledge of Italian is not required.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course surveys the social, economic, and cultural history of the Italian peninsula between the end of Roman hegemony and the Renaissance. Among the topics it analyzes are the immigration of barbarians and the “barbarization” of Italy by ethnically diverse populations, the rise of Christianity and of Christian bishops in Italy, urbanism and urban culture, and the tension between central authority and local community that underlay the medieval experience in Italy. Thus the course illuminates many of the issues that continue to shape this corner of Europe: ethnic community and its formation, religion as a source of power and identity, commercial capitalism and its effects on community, the proper role of the state.

Requirements include participation in class discussions, an in-class test and a take-home final, and six short reviews of assigned readings.

ITALIAN 359 - Italian Culture and History
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 9780226266350
A day in a medieval city, Author: by Chiara Frugoni ; with an in, Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2006
ISBN: 9780521655736
Roger II of Sicily : a ruler between East and West, Author: Hubert Houben ; translated by, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2002
ISBN: 9780812276718
History of the Lombards, Author: Paul, the Deacon, ca. 720-799?, Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Pre 1974
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