This course explores the historically informed interpretation of images and texts, art history, philosophy, history of science, literature, and the impact of religion on society. Students will improve their knowledge of Latin, French and Italian and will acquire the library and archival skills essential for research on primary texts.
Core modules include: Iconology; religion and society. Optional modules include: Islamic authorities and Arabic elements in the Renaissance; music in the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance; Renaissance philosophy and the challenges of representation; Renaissance art literature; Renaissance material culture; sin and sanctity in the Reformation.
Course Additional Entry
The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper 2nd class Honours degree from a British university, or an equivalent qualification from a foreign institution, in any discipline in the humanities which is related to the course. A reading knowledge of one European modern language, apart from English, and of Latin is required. An understanding of Italian is particularly useful. All students whose 1st language is not English must provide recent evidence that their written and spoken English is adequate for postgraduate study.
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