MEDIEVAL HISTORY

MEDIEVAL HISTORY

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Code
65085
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA

9 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Conservation of Cultural Heritage)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

For students attending the 9CFU examination, the course is divided in two parts of overall 54 hours. The first part is dedicated to an explanation of the medieval millennium, also with reference to two of the newest and qualified handbooks; the second part aims to connect the student with the craft of the historian and his work through the sources, with reference to three different books. At the end of the first part is driven an anomimous simulation of the written test, with a public revision.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to build a conceptual apparatus commensurate to understand the originale past times of the European civilisation under the perspective of the up to date trend of historiography, to give a critical reconstruction of the main problems of Middle Ages (5th-15th centuries) and a basic chronological framework, to approach the understandig of historiographical models.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Within the acquisition of basic skills in medieval history, the teaching aims to let develope a not generic language, an ability to go across the medieval millennium thanks to correct questioning and an ability to connect the obtained skills to the contemporary developments in different contexts of the human action: political, social and economic but also literary, artistic and architectural ones. At the end of the teaching the student will be able to explain in a proper language the main processes, facts or key-characters (according to their role or importance), with consciousness of their meaning in the above mentioned contexts.

PREREQUISITES

No specific prerequisites are required.

Teaching methods

Traditional lesson, with the support of slides, in order to make easier the undestanding; at the beginning of the course, it will be proposed a first questionnaire (about language and contents) as a first contact between teacher and students; anonimous simulation of the written test with public revision; frequency is recommended.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Program for students attending the course for 6 CFU

Outlines of medieval history, interpretative categories, historiographic updates.

Program for students attending the course for 9 CFU

Outlines of medieval history, interpretative categories, historiographic updates. Orientation in reading a history book, historiographic deepenings.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography fot students attending the course for 6 CFU:

One of the following two options:
1) A. Zorzi, Manuale di storia medievale, Utet 2016
2) L. Provero, M. Vallerani, Storia medievale, Le Monnier 2016

and compulsory:

Storia medievale, Donzelli 1998, chapt. 5 (La Rocca, Cristianesimi), 7 (Guglielmotti, I franchi e l’Europa carolingia), 10 (Carocci, Signori, castelli, feudi), 14 (Artifoni, Città e comuni), including references to the final glossary.

Bibliography fot students attending the course for 9 CFU:

One of the following two options:
1) A. Zorzi, Manuale di storia medievale, Utet 2016
2) L. Provero, M. Vallerani, Storia medievale, Le Monnier 2016

and compulsory:

Storia medievale, Donzelli 1998, chapt. 5 (La Rocca, Cristianesimi), 7 (Guglielmotti, I franchi e l’Europa carolingia), 10 (Carocci, Signori, castelli, feudi), 14 (Artifoni, Città e comuni), including references to the final glossary.

And one of the following three options:

1) D. Bezzina, Artigiani a Genova, secoli XII-XIII, Firenze University Press 2015 e www.ebook.retimedievali.it (also available on Aulaweb)

2) S. Gasparri, Voci dei secoli oscuri. Un percorso nelle fonti dell'alto medioevo, Roma 2017

3) A. A. Settia, Castelli medievali, il Mulino 2017

Non-attending students will also report about L'idea di medioevo. Tra storia e senso comune, Donzelli 2005.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: During the course before and after lesson and by appointment; during the rest of the year (except other lessons or meetings are expected) Tuesday and Wednesday morning, 10 to 13, always by appointment.

Exam Board

PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI (President)

ANTONELLA ROVERE

SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO

SANDRA ORIGONE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Traditional lesson, with the support of slides, in order to make easier the undestanding; at the beginning of the course, it will be proposed a first questionnaire (about language and contents) as a first contact between teacher and students; anonimous simulation of the written test with public revision; frequency is recommended.

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Written Text about the first 6 CFU, oral text about the following 3 CFU.

Assessment methods

The text about the knowledge of the program about the first 6 CFU takes palce in written form (it’s required to answer to 5 different question and to orientate in a blank map of Europe and Mediterranean area); at the end of the course, it takes place an anonymous simulation of the written text, with public revision. Besides a consideration of the language skills, the valuation exteems the consciousness of historical processes and the comptence of featuring problematically centuries, characters, facts. The text about analysis and understanding an historiographical book, its structure and the use of sources by the author (3 CFU) takes place through an interview (at lesson it will be provided a grid question, also on Aulaweb, that should help in the reading of a test).