HISTORY OF RENAISSANCE CULTURE (LM)

HISTORY OF RENAISSANCE CULTURE (LM)

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Code
94771
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HISTORICAL SCIENCES)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course analyzes the history of Renaissance culture (15th-16th centuries) as a crucial moment for the transition between Middle Ages and Modern Age; Renaissance's "new anthropology" will be studied in its most typical features and in its impact on history on a social, political, cultural and economic level.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Getting acquainted with the history of Renaissance culture (15th-16th centuries) as a crucial moment for the transition between Middle Ages and Modern Age. Having a good understanding of Renaissance's "new anthropology", of its most typical features and of its impact on history on a social, political, cultural and economic level. Understanding the heritage of Renaissance, in particular the aspects of Renaissance culture that are still present in contemporary society. Developing theoretical tools to interpret the history of Renaissance; widening the range of critical abilities that enable analysis, understanding and transmission of historical science.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

After taking this course, students who regularly attended and/or who studied the bibliography should meet the following requirements (as per "Dublin descriptors"):

a) being able to prove their knowledge of the main themes in history of Renaissance, especially regarding political, cultural and anthropological aspects. Developing theoretical tools to interpret the history of Renaissance; widening the range of critical abilities that enable analysis, understanding and transmission of historical science.  Being able to prove their understanding of the causes of historical changes, thus proving they have good critical abilities to understand reality. (knowledge and understanding).

b) applying the knowledge acquired during the course and the critical abilities they developed throughout their academic experience; understanding causes and concauses of cultural, social and political phenomena (applying knowledge and understanding).

c) developing their independent thinking, to be able to judge the processes who played a role in historical evolution and the multiple factors who characterize the contemporary age. This goal is achieved through a constant reference to primary and secondary source, and methods of historical research (making judgments.

d) being able to communicate and share their knowledge by discussing different themes with colleagues and with the professor. (communication skills).

e) Students should be able to bring together the notions and methods acquired during the course in History of Renaissance culture with the ones acquired during the rest of their postgraduate program in Historical Studies. This will enhance students' ability to learn the fundamentals of all disciplines (learning skills).

These learning goals are achieved by attending lectures, seminars and exercise sessions during the semester, by studying the recommended texts. The ultimate goal is to understand the connections, differences, constants and turning points in history.

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge of the basic aspects of modern history (XIV-XVIII century).

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, and practice excercises are mainly performed through slides utilize.

Part of the course will be performed by illustrating and discussing documentary material.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Renaissance: Periodization

Renaissance: definitions

Features of Renaissance

- The discovery of Classical world

- Erudition and philology

- The discovery of Human Being

- The discovery of Nature

- Arts, Science and Technologies

- From Anthropocentrism to the crisis

Hermeticism and magic in Renaissance: the mathematization of the world

New Renaissance Anthropology

Renaissance and modern State

Renaissance and Reformation

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1) Choosing between:

    - E. GARIN, Medioevo e Rinascimento, Bari, Laterza, 1990 (ed. orig. 1954).

    - E. GARIN, Rinascite e Rivoluzioni. Movimenti culturali dal XIV al XVIII secolo, Bari, Laterza, 1990 (ed. orig. 1975).

    - E. GARIN, La cultura del Rinascimento. Dietro il mito dell’età nuova, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2006 (ed. orig. 1964).

    - J.-R. HALE, L’Europa nell’età del Rinascimento (1480-1520), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2003 (ed. orig. 1971)

    - J. HALE, La civiltà del Rinascimento in Europa (1450-1620), Milano, Mondadori, 1994 (ed. orig. 1991).

    - P. BURKE, Il Rinascimento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1990 (ed. orig. 1987).

    - C. VASOLI, Le filosofie del Rinascimento (a cura di P. C. Pissavino), Milano, Mondadori, 2002

    - G. ERNST, La filosofia del Rinascimento. Figure e problemi, Roma, Carocci, 2003.

    - W.PATER,  Studies in the history of the Renaissance, Oxford, Oxford University press, 2010.

     - M. FIRPO - F- BIFERALI, Immagini ed eresie nell'Italia del Cinquecento, Bari, Laterza, 2016

2) R. REPETTI, La nuova spiritualità dell’età moderna, Genova, Ecig, 2003. 

 

3) R. REPETTI, La scienza nuova. Ermetismo e magia rinascimentale, Genova, Ecig, 2003.

 

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

 

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)

LUCA LO BASSO

CECILIA BERGAGLIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, and practice excercises are mainly performed through slides utilize.

Part of the course will be performed by illustrating and discussing documentary material.

 

LESSONS START

10/10/18

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam 

Assessment methods

During the final exam students must prove to have a fair knowledge of recommended texts and of the topics covered by the course. Students' proficiency is assessed through an interview.

In principle, the voting will take into account the following ranges:

evaluation of the notional aspects: up to 10/30;
evaluation of processing capabilities: up to 15/30;

assessment of communication skills: up to 5/30

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/09/2019 15:00 GENOVA Orale