ITAL 8850 The Plague in Italy: From Boccaccio to Manzoni (Spring: 3 )
An interdisciplinary exploration of Italian literature and culture from the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries from the perspective of the bubonic plague, the disastrous medical scourge that struck the peninsula during every generation from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Literary sources will be supplemented by contemporary scientific treatises, religious tracts, personal diaries, and historical chronicles, as well as by documentation offered by the visual arts.
Instructor(s): Franco Mormando
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17