Italy through the Ages in English: Late Renaissance to Postmodern Period

Description: Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Cultural and political developments from 18th century to present. Topics include Beccaria and opposition to death penalty and absolutism; Garibaldi, Italian Risorgimento, national liberation, and unification; Lombroso and criminology in new Italy; Mussolini and Fascism; Gramsci and Communism; Italian Catholicism; Berlusconi and media; migration and today's multiethnic Italy. Assigned works include relevant literature and memoirs, music, and film, futurist and fascist art, and organized crime fiction and film. P/NP or letter grading.

Units: 5.0
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