The construction of a monarchy. The political and cultural context.
Period of duration of course
The course is adressed to ordinary and advanced students
The course will be focused on the construction of a monarchy by the Visconti and how this process, at once political-institutional and cultural, was variously endorsed by court intellectuals. In particular, we will focus on Emanuele Crisolora's stay at the Visconti court, between Milan and Pavia, the rediscovery of Platonic texts, the translation of the "Republic" attributed to Uberto Decembrio and the reading of some politically significant passages.
To deepen historiographic reflection and to refine critical reading of sources