Portuguese Culture and Civilisation 1

Portuguese Culture and Civilisation 1

Study Cycle: 1




ECTS credit:3

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Medvedšek Mojca


- definition of Lusophone civilization
- the geographic outline of Portugal: an overview of Portuguese districts, particularly in its human and economic terms
- Portuguese language today: geographical distribution, sociolinguistic data and problems
- a general historical context of the emergence of Portuguese history and the effects on language
- a historical outline of Portugal - the first part: the prehistoric migrations of the first substrate and the Iberian peninsula, the Roman power and civilization, the West Goths, Moors, reconquest, Christian, Arab and Jewish cultural influences and antagonisms
- reasons for overseas expansion. Conquest of Ceuta, the maritime discoveries and colony: Africa, the Orient, discovery and colonization of Brazil
- national culture and art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.