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Words and images related to the Common Good (XIII-XIV century)


Tuesday, 5 November 2019 to Wednesday, 6 May 2020
Total hours: 40
Hours of lectures: 40

Examination procedure

  • Report or seminar
  • oral exam


The seminar focuses on the notion of "common good" and on the need to preserve it, perceived as the ultimate goal of good citizen governance. The "common good" will be analyzed in the homiletic literature and in the late medieval iconography. The words and images through which the concept is instilled in the ears and in the eyes of the People and the whole people will be weighed up. There are planned guided tours and external professors’ lessons.


Educational goals:

 To improve a critical approach to written and figurative sources