Professors of MSU translated another volume of “The history of European civilization” by Umberto Eco
Hanna Tryfonova, Yelizaveta Stasenko and Taisiia Poklad, professors of the Italian Philology Department of MSU, participated in translation of another volume of “The history of European civilization” edited by Umberto Eco, a prominent Italian philosopher, writer and literary critic.
The volume “Middle Ages. Barbarians. Christians. Muslims” covers a huge period of time, starting from the decline of the Western Roman Empire up to the Renaissance. It was during this period that the foundation of the Latin culture and culture of the peoples who gradually inhabited the empire were laid. The Latin language became a basis for the languages currently spoken by half of the world population, subsequently the powerful influence of Christianity formed life, which nowadays is called European one.
The issue deals with a formidable list of topics: decline and resurgence of cities, development of trade and commerce, medicine and education, scientific and technological advancements, spiritual searches, day-to-day life, the rise of the Roman Catholic Church, literature and historiography, theater and music, etc. The volume was complemented by illustrations namely worldwide renowned masterpieces and first pressman from numerous world museums.