MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE

Lettere MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
ARTS
2013/2014

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2008
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE WILL ENABLE STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ESSENTIAL EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE AND MEDIEVAL LATIN LANGUAGE. PARTICULAR ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN CULTURE AS WELL AS TO THE PROCESSES OF TRANSMISSION OF WRITTEN KNOWLEDGE. THIS WILL HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THOSE ELEMENTS THAT LIE AT THE ORIGIN OF EUROPEAN CULTURE AS WELL AS MEDIEVAL CULTURE’S CONTINUITY WITH CLASSICAL AND CHRISTIAN CULTURE. ONE FURTHER OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE ABILITY TO RAISE THE HISTORICAL RECORD, TO SITUATE IT IN CONTEXT.
Prerequisites
GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ORAL AND WRITTEN ITALIAN; BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF EUROPEAN HISTORY. KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN IS DESIRABLE BUT NOT COMPULSORY
Contents
MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERATURE FROM THE SIXTH TO THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY. THE LANGUAGE OT THE EARLY MEDIEVAL LATIN LITERARY TEXTS (WITH A SELECTION OF READINGS).
Teaching Methods
LECTURES; PRACTICAL EXERCITATIONS
Verification of learning
ORAL EXAM OR WRITTEN ESSAY AT THE END OF THE CLASSES
Texts
P. STOTZ, LE SORTI DEL LATINO NEL MEDIOEVO, IN LO SPAZIO LETTERARIO DEL MEDIOEVO, I IL MEDIOEVO LATINO, II, ROMA, SALERNO EDITRICE, 1994, PP. 153-190.
G. ORLANDI, LATINO E VOLGARI NELL'OCCIDENTE MEDIEVALE, IN LO SPAZIO LETTERARIO DEL MEDIOEVO, 2 IL MEDIOEVO VOLGARE, II LA CIRCOLAZIONE DEL TESTO, ROMA SALERNO EDITRICE, 2002, PP. 267-303.
LO SPIRITO, LA STORIA, LA TRADIZIONE. ANTOLOGIA DELLA LETTERATURA LATINA MEDIEVALE, I L'ALTO MEDIOEVO, A CURA DI G. GERMANO, NAPOLI, LOFFREDO EDITORE 2007.

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL PROVIDED BY THE TEACHER DURING THE COURSE.
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