27825 - European History (1) (LM)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student acquires basic knowledge about the main problems of contemporary history, including the study of events in the international historiographical debate and the most up-to-date methodological problems.

Course contents

The course for the academic year 2018-19 aims to provide students with a framework on the birth and evolution of Europeanism in the 20th century. In particular, will be analyzed the evolution of the idea of Europe during the two world wars; the rebirth of Europeanism in the Fifties within the more general context of the Cold War and its transformation during the last decades of the twentieth century coinciding with the collapse of the international bipolar system.

Readings/Bibliography

Textbook:
Sabbatucci G., Vidotto V., Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento, 2018 (esclusi capitoli 8, 11, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23)

Una monografia a scelta tra:

  • Albanese G., Dittature mediterranee, Laterza, 2016
  • Bettanin F. Stalin e l’Europa. La formazione dell’impero esterno sovietico (1941-1953), Carocci, 2006
  • Olivi B., Santaniello R., Storia dell'integrazione europea, Il Mulino, 2005
  • Febvre L., L’Europa. Storia di una civiltà, Donzelli, 1999
  • Goldstein E., Gli accordi di pace dopo la Grande guerra (1919-1925), il Mulino, 2005
  • Gilbert M., Storia politica dell'integrazione europea, Laterza, 2017
  • Lowe K., Il continente selvaggio, L'Europa alla fine della Seconda guerra mondiale, Laterza, 2013
  • Mazower M., Le ombre dell'Europa, Garzanti, 2005
  • Traverso E., A ferro e fuoco: la guerra civile europea, 1914-1945, il Mulino, 2007
  • Thiesse A.-M., La creazione delle identità nazionali in Europa, il Mulino, 2003
  • Varsori A., La Cenerentola d'Europa? L'Italia e l'integrazione europea dal 1947 a oggi, Rubbettino, 2010
  • Verga M., Storie d'Europa. Secoli XVIII-XXI, Carocci, 2004
  • Wieviorka O., Sacchi D., Storia della Resistenza nell'Europa occidentale 1940-1945, Einaudi, 2018

Teaching methods

Frontal lecturing

Assessment methods

The exam for non-attending students consists of an open-ended questionnaire of 15 questions and an oral exam on the monograph chosen by the student. Students are required to present themselves on the day of the appeal with the university badge.
- For the written test the time available is 25 minutes.
- For the oral examination the student is required to present himself carrying the studied monograph.
- Before registering, the student must check his administrative position (eg unpaid taxes or change of location).
- The oral exam takes place on the same day as the written one.
- To pass the exam you must obtain at least the sufficiency in both tests (the questionnaire and the oral exam on the chosen monograph).

It will be assessed as excellent the performance of those students achieving an organic vision of the course contents, the use of a proper specific language, the originality of the reflection as well as the familiarity with the tools for analysing the contemporary history. It will be assessed as discrete the performance of those students showing mostly mechanical or mnemonic knowledge of the subject, not articulated synthesis and analysis capabilities, a correct but not always appropriate language, as well as a scholastic study of the strategies for analysing the contemporary history. It will be assessed as barely sufficient the performance of those students showing learning gaps, inappropriate language, lack of knowledge of the strategies for analysing the contemporary history. It will be assessed as insufficient the performance of those students showing learning gaps, inappropriate language, no orientation within the recommended bibliography and inability to analyse the contemporary history.

Office hours

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