MEDIEVAL HISTORY

MEDIEVAL HISTORY

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Code
65207
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 8459 History (L-42) GENOVA

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

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (History)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Medieval history is a basic knowledge for the curriculum in history as well as other teachings concerning general contents. It deals with institutions, people, societies and main events from 5th to 15th century. Insights about themes and methods of researches. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will get acquainted with the historic evolution that affected Europe between the Barbarian Age and Late Middle ages (5th-15th centuries). The main themes around which the course is built are: Middle Ages and encounter between civilizations; Middle Ages and Origin of Europe; Middle Ages in Italy. Students will be able to understand the evolution of institutions, societies and political contexts; they will be able to consult historic sources, give examples and refer to historiographic updates.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Focus of learning is Middle Ages in general picture of European history  and  in perspective of its influence over culture and institutions. Students would acquire an incisive view of this period which is commonly neglected or misunderstood.

For students taking the 6-CFU course

At the end of the course  the students should gain:

  • incisive knowledge of essential events, contexts and historical development of Middle Ages;
  • understanding of topics about comparison  between Medieval West and other Mediterranean civilization;
  • awareness of problems and methods of study of the Middle Ages.

For students taking the 9-CFU course

At the end of the course  the students should gain:

  • incisive knowledge of essential events, contexts and historical development of Middle Ages;
  • understanding of topics about comparison  between Medieval West and other Mediterranean civilization;
  • awareness of problems and methods of study of the Middle Ages;
  • knowledge of main medieval sources.

For students taking the 12-CFU course

At the end of the course students should gain:

  • incisive knowledge of essential events, contexts and historical development of Middle Ages;
  • understanding of  topics about comparison  between Medieval West and other Mediterranean civilizations;
  • awareness of problems and methods of study of the Middle Ages;
  • knowledge of main medieval sources;
  • capacity in analyzing and describing  examples of medieval sources.

PREREQUISITES

Adequate education and strong interest for history.

Teaching methods

 

Teaching methods for students taking the 6-CFU course

Frontal classes teaching for total of 36 hours concerning the main subjects, analysis of sources and basilar topic related to historiography. Seminary activities will be organized in compliance with  teaching.

Teaching methods for students taking the 9-CFU course

Frontal classes teaching for total of 54 hours concerning the main subjects, analysis of sources and basilar topic related to historiography. Seminary activities will be organized in compliance with teaching.

Teaching methods for students taking the 12-CFU course

Frontal classes teaching for total of 72 hours about the main subjects, analysis of sources and basilar topic related to historiography. Seminary activities will be organized in compliance with teaching.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for attending students taking the 6-CFU course

Fundamentals of Medieval history from 5th to 15th century (see text mentioned in Bibliography 1).

Contents for non attending students taking the 6-FU course

Fundamentals of Medieval history (see text mentioned in Bibliography 1) + reading of one book (choose it among books in Bibliography 2).

Contents for attending students taking the 9-CFU course

Fundamentals of Medieval history from 5th to 15th (see text mentioned in Bibliography 1 ) + reading of one book (choose it among books in Bibliography 2) or  analysis of five  examples of sources given through aula-web or USB drive pen during the course.

Contents for non attending students taking the 9-CFU course

Fundamentals of Medieval history from 5th to 15th (see  text mentioned in Bibliography 1) + reading of two books (choose them among books in Bibliography 2) or one book + analysis of five examples of sources given through aula-web or USB drive pen during the course.

 Contents for attending  students taking the 12-CFU course

Fundamentals of Medieval history from 5th to 15th (see the text mentioned in Bibliography 1)  + reading of one  book  (choose it among Bibliography 2 )+ analysis of five examples of sources given through aula-web or USB drive pen during the course.

Contents for non attending students taking the 12-CFU course

Fundamentals of Medieval history from 5th to 15th (see text mentioned in Bibliography)  + reading of three  books (choose them among books in Bibliography 2) or two books + analysis of five examples of sources  given through aula-web or USB drive pen during the course.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

For students taking a  6-CFU course: 

1) Textbook: 

 M. Montanari, Storia medievale, Laterza, Roma.Bari 2006.

2) Only for non attending students. Choose among:  

G. Duby, La Domenica di Bouvines 27 luglio 1214, Einaudi, Torino, 1978 (or following editions).

G. Duby, Guglielmo il Maresciallo, L’avventura del cavaliere, Laterza, Bari 1975 (or following editions).

J. Le Goff, Il Medioevo. Alle origini dell’identità europea, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2011 (or following editions).

For students taking a 9-CFU course:

1) Textbook: 

M. Montanari, Storia medievale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2006.

2) For attending students one book; for non attending students two books. Choose among: 

M. Bloch, I re taumaturghi, Einaudi, Torino 1973 (or following editions).

G. Duby, Le origini dell’economia europea. Guerrieri e contadini nel Medioevo,  Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1975 (or following editions).

J. Le Goff, Il cielo sceso in terra. Le radici medievali dell’Europa, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1983 (or following editions).

J. Le Goff (in collaborazione con N. Truong), Il corpo nel medioevo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1988 (or following editions).

E. Ennen Le donne nel medioevo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1987 (or following editions).

Le biblioteche nel mondo antico e medievale, a cura di G. Cavallo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1988 (or following editions).

J. Le Goff, Il meraviglioso e il quotidiano nell’Occidente medievale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1999 (or following editions).

G. Duby, Il potere delle donne nel medioevo, Laterza, Bari, 1996 (or following editions).

R.S. Lopez, La nascita dell’Europa, Il Saggiatore, Milano 2004 (or following editions).

M. Pastoreau, Medioevo simbolico, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2005 (or following editions).

D.  Balestracci, Ai confini dell'Europa medievale, Milano 2008.

J. M. Vigueur e A. Pasquali, Cavalieri e cittadini. Guerra, conflitti e società nell’Italia comunale, Il Mulino, Bologna 2010.

For students taking a  12-CFU course:

1) Textbook: 

M. Montanari, Storia medievale, Laterza, Roma.Bari 2006.

2)   For attending students two book; for non attending students three books. Choose among: 

M. Bloch, I re taumaturghi, Einaudi, Torino 1973 (or following editions).

G. Duby, Le origini dell’economia europea. Guerrieri e contadini nel Medioevo,  Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1975 (or following editions).

J. Le Goff, Il cielo sceso in terra. Le radici medievali dell’Europa, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1983 (or following editions).

J. Le Goff (in collaborazione con N. Truong), Il corpo nel medioevo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1988 (or following editions).

E. Ennen Le donne nel medioevo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1987 (or following editions).

Le biblioteche nel mondo antico e medievale, a cura di G. Cavallo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1988 (or following editions). 

J. Le Goff, Il meraviglioso e il quotidiano nell’Occidente medievale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1999 (or following editions).

G. Duby, Il potere delle donne nel medioevo, Laterza, Bari, 1996 (or following editions).

R.S. Lopez, La nascita dell’Europa, Il Saggiatore, Milano 2004 (or following editions).

D.  Balestracci, Ai confini dell'Europa medievale, Milano 2008.

M. Pastoreau, Medioevo simbolico, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2005 (or following editions).

J. M. Vigueur e A. Pasquali, Cavalieri e cittadini. Guerra, conflitti e società nell’Italia comunale, Il Mulino, Bologna 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI (President)

ANTONELLA ROVERE

SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (Substitute)

MARIA ELENA CORTESE (President)

PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI

SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

 

Teaching methods for students taking the 6-CFU course

Frontal classes teaching for total of 36 hours concerning the main subjects, analysis of sources and basilar topic related to historiography. Seminary activities will be organized in compliance with  teaching.

Teaching methods for students taking the 9-CFU course

Frontal classes teaching for total of 54 hours concerning the main subjects, analysis of sources and basilar topic related to historiography. Seminary activities will be organized in compliance with teaching.

Teaching methods for students taking the 12-CFU course

Frontal classes teaching for total of 72 hours about the main subjects, analysis of sources and basilar topic related to historiography. Seminary activities will be organized in compliance with teaching.

LESSONS START

 17 February 2020 

ORARI

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MEDIEVAL HISTORY

EXAMS

Exam description

For attending students and non attending students as well

Two written tests –  will be given  during the semester.

The first test is optional, and  consists in a written proof (analysis and interpretation of a historiographical text related to the topics of the course). Purpose of test is self –evaluation, therefore it won’t count towards the final mark. 

 The second written test is optional too, but it will count towards the final mark. It consists of 10/12  essay questions related to the program carried out in the first part of classes. Students who would  pass successfully  the written proof should take an oral examination concerning only the remaining part of the program; students who would not take the written proof (or failed it) should take an oral examination concerning the whole program. 

Lastly oral examination

For  attending students and for non attending: the oral examination will concern the subjects of the program (see Contents). 

 

Register on line for your final exam. 

Assessment methods

 

The preparation will be considered adequate if attending students and non attending students as well,  will demonstrate knowledge (or had proved it in written proof for the first part of the program) of topics and presentation skills in an appropriate language, connecting with historical sensitivity  different sides of medieval history.

The final vote is out of thirty.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Classes will be carried on during the second semester till the end of May. Therefore the  2019-20  students are absolutely obligated  to take their final exam in June.