The course aims to provide an introduction to the problem of the relation between ideology and social and economic structures and dynamics. In general terms, the analysis of the specific case of the three orders in medieval society involves the problem of the relations between morphology and context.
During the course, the students learn to:
know the main medieval authors who have dealt with the problem of tripartite society, as well as the historical, political and cultural context in which from time to time lies their reflection
Understand and analyze literary texts and philosophical and legal-political treaties characterized by stratified levels of meaning and complexity in terms of both formal and cultural/ideological elements
Research autonomously for further information on the covered topics using both printed and digital bibliography
Make informed judgements, based on an accurate decoding of the texts and on the understanding of the historical and cultural context in which they were conceived
Communicate and discuss contents, analysis and judgments using the appropriate registry and the specific language and terminology of the historical disciplines