Italian Literature 1 – The Middle Ages and Dante

Beginnings of Italian Literature. Forming of the Italian vernacular. The earliest documents written in Italian volgare. The Italian XIII Century Literature. Religious literature. The Sicilian school of poetry. The Tuscan School of poetry. Sweet New Style. Comic-realistic poets. Didactic and Prose Literature. The Italian XIV Century Literature. Dante Alighieri. Francesco Petrarca. Giovanni Boccaccio.