Civic rituals: play and leisure in renaissance Europe (m) (2008/2009)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02231
Name of lecturer
Alessandro Arcangeli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Primo semestre dal Sep 29, 2008 al Jan 17, 2009.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

to acquire critical competence of the historical vocabulary of play and leisure; to engage with the notion of ritual, and its application in historical anthropology; to develop strategies for interpreting sources relevant to the subject; to familiarize with the secondary literature and discuss its problems.

Syllabus

Ritual and the early modern city. Classical and medieval traditions. Laughter, carnival and feast. The invention of leisure. Social hierarchy, gender and age groups. Texts and visual representations. Play and civilization.

Assessment methods and criteria

written questionnaire, followed by an oral interview; a 15-page essay can be agreed with the lecturer in lieu of the questionnaire