MODERN HISTORY

MODERN HISTORY

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Code
65213
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
12 credits during the 2nd year of 8459 History (L-42) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8455 Philosophy (L-5) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

12 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8465 Philosophical Methods (LM-78) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (History)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The teaching will outline and analyze the major themes and processes in the history of Europe and the wider world  between the 15th and the 19th centuries, highlighting themes of political, cultural, religious and social history. An introduction will discuss historiographic interpretation and categories, and will analyze different kind of historical sources. A significant part of the course will be focused on the theme "processes of civilization",  in a diachronic and comparative perspective.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will have a solid knowledge of the major themes and processes in the history of Europe between the 15th and the 19th centuries. Students will also learn a method to critically analyze historiographic literature and sources of early modern history. The aim of the teaching is to provide students with conceptual tools and interpretative categories to reconstruct the history of the past, to critically read a text or a document, to establish connections between processes and events, and to communicate with a scientific language the results of a reading or research. At the end of the teaching the students must be able to present and critically discuss the proposed and / or recommended texts for the individual study activity.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The field of studies "Early Modern History" was founded in the nineteenth century and academically covers a chronology from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The teaching aims to provide students with the tools to reconstruct and critically interpret this concept in light of the historical processes that have characterized European society. A comparative perspective will be adopted, also with reference to the interpretative categories and to different historiographic perspectives.

Teaching methods

The form of teaching used is the frontal lesson, with open spaces for discussion. In itinere tests are scheduled with written exercises in the classroom and at home. The evaluation of the written tests will be an essential part of the final evaluation with oral verification. Class attendance is strongly recommended.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching proposes the reconstruction and analysis of the great themes and processes of early modern European history (XV-XIX centuries): population, economies and society; Humanism and Renaissance; commercial expansion and colonial empires; Protestant Reformation, Catholic Reformation and religious Conflicts; invention of printing and new science; composite monarchies, empires and transformations of political configurations; Enlightenment, reforms and French Revolution; Industrial Revolution; persistence of the old regime in the nineteenth century. The introduction includes the discussion of the interpretive categories, and the analysis of the different types of sources used by historians. A central part of the teaching will be dedicated to the theme "civilization processes": a history of the connections between the transformations of social and political configurations and the changes in behavior and emotional structures between the Middle Ages and the modern age. The ways in which the concept of civilization was constructed will be investigated on the basis of some classical texts of historiography between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The differences in the program are related to the number of cfu (6, 9, 12), and are evident from the texts proposed to take the exam.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list for this course together with lecturer's instructions are available in the italian version of the web page and in the Aulaweb.

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu (training credits).

A recent manual of Modern History for classical and scientific high schools.

Roberto Bizzocchi, Guida allo studio della storia moderna, Roma, Laterza, 2007.

 

Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu (training credits).

A recent manual of Modern History for classical and scientific high schools.

Roberto Bizzocchi, Guida allo studio della storia moderna, Roma, Laterza, 2007

a text chosen from among:

N. Elias, La civiltà delle buone maniere, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2009.

N. Elias, Potere e civiltà, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.

J. Burkhardt, La civiltà del Rinascimento in Italia, varie edizioni e pdf

J. Huizinga, Autunno del Medioevo, Milano, BUR, 1998.

 

Programme for students taking the course for 12 cfu (training credits).

A recent manual of Modern History for classical and scientific high schools.

Roberto Bizzocchi, Guida allo studio della storia moderna, Roma, Laterza, 2007.

a text chosen from among:

N. Elias, La civiltà delle buone maniere, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2009.

N. Elias, Potere e civiltà, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.

J. Burkhardt, La civiltà del Rinascimento in Italia, varie edizioni e pdf

J. Huizinga, Autunno del Medioevo, Milano, BUR, 1998.

a text chosen from among:

Johan Goudsblom, Fuoco e civiltà. Dalla preistoria a oggi, Roma, Donzelli, 1996.

S. Freud, Il disagio della civiltà, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, 2013.

J. Huizinga, La crisi della civiltà, Torino, Einaudi, 1997.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday, 9-11 AM Wednsday, 9-11 AM

Exam Board

LUCA LO BASSO (President)

ANNA MARIA STAGNO

OSVALDO RAGGIO

PAOLO CALCAGNO

OSVALDO RAGGIO (President)

LUCA LO BASSO

PAOLO CALCAGNO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The form of teaching used is the frontal lesson, with open spaces for discussion. In itinere tests are scheduled with written exercises in the classroom and at home. The evaluation of the written tests will be an essential part of the final evaluation with oral verification. Class attendance is strongly recommended.

LESSONS START

September 17, 2018

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

Exam description

Written tests during the semester; final oral exam. The exam is oral. The written tests in progress will be the subject of discussion and will contribute to the final evaluation. Written tests are not mandatory and are valid for the academic year of the course.

Assessment methods

By the end of this session, students will be able to evaluate  the arguments they have read and put forward their own view. The oral exam and the discussion of the written tests in progress will verify the achievement of the learning outcomes. The main evaluation parameters are the quality of the exposition and vocabulary used, both in oral communication and in written tests, and the capacity for critical and comparative reasoning.

FURTHER INFORMATION

On the basis of the indicated bibliography and of other texts that will be proposed during the lessons, and of materials that will be inserted in the pages of the Aulaweb, students will have the opportunity to build individual study paths.