MODERN HISTORY

MODERN HISTORY

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Code
57119
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
10 credits during the 1st year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA

8 credits during the 3nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-36) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (International and Diplomatic Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course provides an accurate knowledge of characteristics, events and typical processes of the Modern Age (XV-XVIII centuries), meant as a crucial period of historical evolution from Ancient age to contemporaneity.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides an appropriate knowledge of the most peculiar and significant  themes of the history of the modern world (XV-XVIII), meant as a crucial period of historical evolution from Ancient age to contemporary one.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student that attended the lessons and/or made adequately preparations on the recommended texts, should own the following requirements (According to Dublin’s Descriptions):

a) the student should demonstrate the knowledge of the main events  of  modern age, with particular reference to the aspects and issues that determine the evolution of politics and international relations inside and outside the European continent. He/she should be capable to comprehend the most important factors that caused these changes, and demonstrate to have critical tools for analysing the social, political, economical, and cultural system (knowledge and understanding)

b) the student should be capable to apply the knowledge and the critical tools achieved during the accademic activities, in order to develop a better understanding of causes and consequences of social and economical phenomena (applying knowledge and understanding).

c) the student should explore and judge the processes which characterized the historical becoming as well as the multifaced causes of contemporary times. The use of both historical research method(s) and historical secondary sources represent a the first step for the acquisition of such abilities (making judgements).

d) the student should be capable to communicate efficiently his own ideas and opinions while confronting with colleagues and professor in the classroom about topics proposed (communication skills).

e) the student should obtain notions and concepts in order to develop and complete the exam of Storia Moderna within the course of study in Scienze Internazionali e Diplomatiche, useful for obtaining  basic notions and concepts related to the course (learning skills).

These goals should be obtained through lectures, seminars, scheduled exercises during the semester and through the study of indicated materials with the ultimate purpose of developing a critical understanding of links, articulations, interruptions and persistences in a chronological-temporal context that connect the past and the present, and consequently connect the past, the present and the future.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, and practice excercises are mainly performed through slides utilize. Particular attention is paid to foreign students. The language support activities are avaible for foreign students with language difficulties.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduzione al corso;

Che cos'è la Storia;

Storia e periodizzazione;

Cenni di metodologia della ricerca storica;

I caratteri della modernità;

Il Rinascimento;

Riforma protestante e Riforma cattolica;

La nascita e l'affremazione degli stati moderni;

La crisi del XVII secolo;

L'Inghilterra tra le due Rivoluzioni;

L'età dei Lumi;

La Rivoluzione americana;

La Rivoluzione Francese;

L'età napoleonica

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

1. A. MUSI, Le vie della modernità, Firenze, Sansoni, 2000. Per gli studenti frequentanti, la preparazione sul presente manuale va integrata con i contenuti esposti a lezione.

2. R. REPETTI, Alle orgini dei diritti dell'uomo. Cultura della dignità e dei diritti tra XV e XVI secolo, Genova, ECIG, 2011.

3. R. REPETTI, Una "revoluctione senza essempio". La gloriosa rivoluzione nelle carte di Carlo Ottone proconsole genovese, Genova, ECIG, 2012.

 

4. The students that cannot attend the lessons will include the study of one of this textes: 

– W. DOYLE, L’Europa del vecchio ordine, 1660-1800, Bari, Laterza, 1987.
– H.KAMEN, L’Europa dal 1500 al 1700, Bari, Laterza, 1987.
– Storia moderna (Manuali Donzelli), Roma, Donzelli, 1998.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday 2-5 PM, former Albergo dei Poveri, Central tower, 5th floor; or before and after class

Exam Board

RENZO REPETTI (President)

DANIELA PREDA

LARA PICCARDO

MARIA GRAZIA PALUMBO

AGOSTINO CALVI

GUIDO LEVI

CECILIA BERGAGLIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, and practice excercises are mainly performed through slides utilize. Particular attention is paid to foreign students. The language support activities are avaible for foreign students with language difficulties.

ORARI

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

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MODERN HISTORY

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is held in Italian, and consists in an oral assessment.

Assessment methods

During the final exam the candidate must prove a sufficient preparation on the given texts, and if the candidate attended the lessons the exam preparation must include the lessons topics.