Italian society, culture and literature I

Italian society, culture and literature I

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Grošelj Robert, doc. dr. Paolucci Sandro

The course is divided into two units:
a) Italian society and culture 1
b) Italian literature 1

Italian society and culture 1:
Historical overview of the Italian peninsula and its consequences in present-day Italy: the pre-Roman period; establishment and development of the Roman Empire; other cultures in Italian territory; the Middle Ages and the Papal State; formation of city states and struggles to dominate the territory; struggles between papal and imperial powers; the most important Italian ruling families (de Medici, della Scala, Visconti, etc.); Italian naval forces; the Venetian Republic; Spanish, French, and Austrian authorities; Risorgimento; establishment of the Italian state; the fascist period; the world wars; establishment of the republic.

Italian literature 1:
Early stages of the development of Italian from Latin, the first text in Italian; the birth of Italian literature and the Sicilian poetic school; influences of troubadour lyrics; the oldest poetry from various parts of the peninsula; Dolce stil novo: Dante and his contemporaries; Petrarch; Boccaccio; the influence of the language of the three most important pre-Renaissance authors on the future development of the Italian language and literature; the Renaissance and the issue of choosing a literary language; expansion of written Italian and supplanting of Latin.