Medieval Milan: Art, Literature and History

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
February 2021
The course aims to show the interdisciplinary interactions between history, literature and art history through a case study, the Milan of the last medieval centuries. A lesson will introduce the fundamental historical coordinates. Two lessons will be dedicated to the Latin historiographic sources of the 13th-14th centuries (especially Bonvesin della Riva and Galvano Fiamma) and to the methods of analysis to be applied to literary writings in order to weigh the information from the point of view of historical reliability. A lesson will show how a literary source of the hagiographic-liturgical genre, the Liber notitiae sanctorum Mediolani, can be examined as a source for the history of cult buildings and artistic production. The last meeting will consist of a guided tour of historical places, monuments and art objects of the city, with the same attention to integration of the different disciplines involved in their interpretation.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

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  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

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