[NB: After two years in which teaching was held in English, for this academic year the lecturer intends to experiment bilingual teaching. For each lecture, the first hour will be held in Italian, the second in English. Interested students are invited to participate in both; alternatively, they may choose to attend one or the other hour of each lesson. The structure and the reading list of the course are designed so that the two parts can be used both independently and together: there will inevitably be a relative overlapping (which may function as revision), but also a thread of autonomous discourse along each of the two halves.]
An introduction to the social and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance, and the most significant critical approaches to it, including an initiation to the direct reading of sources.
As well as proposing a general overview, this year's course will analyse a case study: Savonarola and Renaissance Florence.
|Lauro Martines||Fire in the City: Savonarola and the Struggle for the Soul of Renaissance Florence (Edizione 1)||Oxford University Press||2006||required reading for the English program (any format or edition. also issued by Jonathan Cape as: Scourge and Fire. Savonarola and Renaissance Florence)|
|John Najemy (ed.)||Italy in the Age of the Renaissance: 1300-1550 (The Short Oxford History of Italy) (Edizione 1)||Oxford University Press||2010||9780198700401||required reading for the English program|
|Élisabeth Crouzet-Pavan||Rinascimenti italiani. 1380-1500 (Edizione 1)||Viella||2012||9788883343483||obbligatorio per il programma italiano|
|Lauro Martines||Savonarola. Moralità e politica nella Firenze nel Quattrocento (Edizione 1)||Mondadori||2009||9788804585633||obbligatorio per il programma italiano (in qualsiasi edizione)|
Written questionnaire on the set texts, followed by an oral interview.