00929 - Modern History

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

The course aims to resume the main themes that characterize the modern age, such as the birth of the modern state, wars, organization of society, economy followed by the different States, the religious crisis. Attendance is recommended.

Course contents

The first part of the course aims to resume the main themes that characterize the modern age, such as

- the birth of the modern state

- wars during the Early Modern Period

- organization of society

- economy followed by the different States

- the religious crisis.

A second part aims to speeks about the methodology and a group of lessons will concern the biography (books, films and workshop with authors)

Attendance is recommended.

Readings/Bibliography

M. BELLABARBA, V. LAVENIA (a cura di), Introduzione alla storia moderna, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018.

M. BLOCH, Apologia della storia o Mestiere di storico, Torino, Einaudi, 2009.

E. BONORA, Aspettando l'imperatore. Principi italiani tra il papa e Carlo V, Torino, Einaudi, 2014.

H. BOTS-F. WAQUET, La Repubblica delle Lettere, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005.

K. BRANDI, Carlo V, Torino, Einaudi, 2001.

M. CAFFIERO, Storia degli ebrei nell'Italia moderna. Dal Rinascimento alla Restaurazione, Roma, Carocci, 2014.

C. CASANOVA, Regine per caso. Donne al governo in età moderna, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014

M. CAVINA, Maometto papa e imperatore, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2018

S.A. CONCA MESSINA, Profitti del potere. Stato ed economia nell'Europa moderna, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2016

M.P. DONATO, L'archivio del mondo. Quando Napoleone confiscò la storia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2019

T. KAUFMANN, I redenti e i dannati. Una storia della riforma, Torino, Einaudi, 2018.

G. MARCOCCI, Indios, cinesi, falsari. Le storie del mondo nel Rinascimento, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2016

C.H. PARKER, Relazioni globali nell'età moderna (1400-1800), Bologna, il Mulino, 2012.

P. PRETO, Venezia e i turchi, Roma, Viella, 2013.

P. PRODI, Il sovrano pontefice. Un corpo e due anime: la monarchia papale nella prima età moderna, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006.

A. PROSPERI, Tribunali della coscienza. Inquisitori, confessori, missionari,Torino, Einaudi, 1996.

A. SPAGNOLETTI, Filippo II, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2018.

A. TRAMPUS, Il diritto alla felicità, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008.

Teaching methods

Collective discussions concerning materials provided in support of lessons

Assessment methods

The exam consists of a written exam (two open-ended questions and two closed-answer hour-long) and an oral test, in different ways for students attending and not attending

The positive outcome of the written test will be valid until the next examination session

Students attending
The preparation is divided into the following three points, A, B e C:

A. General history of the period 1492-1815

manual recommended:

Carlo Capra, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2004 (until 1815)

or

Giorgio Spini, Storia moderna, a cura di Marcello Verga, Torino, UTET, 2016

It is advisable to supplement the study of the manual with the use of a historical atlas.

B. Methodology


The preparation is carried out on the lecture notes and materials provided during the course.

 

C. Monographic course

Students will read two texts critically, as they choose from the list included under Testi/Bibliografia


Not attending students

They will prepare the following three points A, B, C.

A. General history of the period 1492-1815

manual recommended

Carlo Capra, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2004 (until 1815)

or

Giorgio Spini, Storia moderna, a cura di Marcello Verga, Torino, UTET, 2016

It is advisable to supplement the study of the manual with the use of a historical atlas.




B. methodology

One of the following books:

P. Prodi, Introduzione allo studio della storia moderna, Bologna, il Mulino, 1999;

G.P. Romagnani, Storia della storiografia, Roma, Carocci, 2019;

Nel laboratorio della storia. Una guida alle fonti dell'età moderna, a cura di Maria Pia Paoli, Roma, Carocci, 2013


C. Monographic course

Students will read two texts critically, as they choose from the list included under Testi/Bibliografia

 

The exam will assess the student's command of the material studied in the course. The student will be judged on his ability to summarise and critically discuss topics raised in the course, making use of the exam bibliography and the course tools provided.

The assessment will thus consider the student's:
- knowledge and understanding of the topics covered;
- ability to summarise and analyse themes and concepts;
- familiarity with the terminology associated with the subject and his ability to use it effectively.

Top marks will be awarded to a student displaying an overall understanding of the topics discussed during the lectures, combined with a critical approach to the material and a confident and effective use of the appropriate terminology

Average marks will be awarded to a student who has memorized the main points of the material and is able to summarise them satisfactorily and provide an effective critical commentary, while failing to display a complete command of the appropriate terminology.

Teaching tools

Power point presentations and others teaching materials

Office hours

See the website of Maria Teresa Guerrini