00932 - Contemporary 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 Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing students with the basis of the XIXth and XXth century Political History in European and non-European countries, with particular reference to the political-institutional systems. At the end of the course students: - will know the most relevant aspects of Contemporary History; - will be able to deal with the main issues and the fundamental cruxes of the contemporary historical evolution; - will be able to analyze the most important historical events of the Present Age both diachronically and synchronically.

Course contents

The Contemporary History Course aims at giving students a basic frame of political history in 19th and 20th century European and extra- European countries. A special attention will be paid to political-institutional systems. The chronology of the course ranges from the Wien Congress to the 70ies of the twentieth century. Classes provide a compared analysis of the main historical events which concerned Italy, France, Great Britain, Spain and Russia in addition to the most relevant extra-European facts.

 

The course’s lectures will be organised partly online via MS TEAMS and partly in presence. The number of students allowed in class is determined on the basis of room capacity and according to the healh and safety provisions about the pandemic emergency. In case the number of students willing to attend in presence is higher than permitted, a rotation system will be organized, in order to allow all students to participate. Regardless of the health-related conditions and the specific organization of the course, students will be able to follow the lessons of the entire course remotely on MS TEAMS.

Readings/Bibliography

INSTITUTIONAL PART OF THE SYLLABUS FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS

- F. Cammarano, G. Guazzaloca, M.S. Piretti, Storia contemporanea. Dal XIX al XXI secolo, Mondadori-Le Monnier, 2015 (the chapters indicated at the presentation of the course) + Lecture notes concerning the years 1815-1848 will be available for students at the photocopy shop n. 2/c, Broccaindosso street.

- S. Cavazza - P. Pombeni (a cura di), Introduzione alla Storia Contemporanea, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020 (attending students must prepare only the chapters: IV, XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXV, XXVI, XXVIII, XXIX)

 

INSTITUTIONAL PART OF THE SYLLABUS FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS

- F. Cammarano, G. Guazzaloca, M.S. Piretti, Storia contemporanea. Dal XIX al XXI secolo, Mondadori-Le Monnier, 2015 (the whole book) + Lecture notes concerning the years 1815-1848 will be available for students at the photocopy shop n. 2/c, Broccaindosso street.

- Cavazza S. - P. Pombeni (a cura di), Introduzione alla Storia Contemporanea, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020 (the whole book)

Students are suggested to study the institutional part while integrating it with other textbooks.

 

Integration of training credits:

For students who have to take a credit integration test, the texts are as follows (depending on the number of credits to be integrated):

1 credit: Dalla Restaurazione alla vigilia del '48, available at the copy shop in via Broccaindosso n. 2 / c

2 credits: Parole chiave della storia contemporanea (a cura di F. Cammarano e M. S. Piretti), Carocci, 2004

3 credits: Parole chiave della storia contemporanea (a cura di F. Cammarano e M. S. Piretti), Carocci, 2004 + dispensa Dalla Restaurazione alla vigilia del '48available at the copy shop in via Broccaindosso n. 2 / c

4 credits: S. Cavazza - P. Pombeni (a cura di), Introduzione alla storia contemporanea, Il Mulino, 2020

5 or more credits: contact the teacher

 

MONOGRAPHIC PART OF THE SYLLABUS FOR BOTH ATTENDING AND NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS.

Each student will be expected to choose one of the following monographs with about the same number of pages:

  • Arisi Rota A., Risorgimento. Un viaggio politico e sentimentale, il Mulino, 2019
  • Bartocci E., Le politiche sociali nell'Italia liberale (1861-1919), Donzelli, 1999
  • Botta S., Gli Stati italiani preunitari, Archetipo, 2011
  • Botta S., (a cura di), L'Italia degli altri. Storia dell'Italia contemporanea vista da fuori, Rubbettino, 2012 + Woolf S., L'Italia repubblicana vista da fuori (1945-2000), Il Mulino, 2007 (da pag. 9 a pag. 129)
  • Botta S., Politica e calamità. Il governo dell'emergenza naturale e sanitaria nell'Italia liberale, Rubbettino, 2013. (da pag. 247 a pag. 632)
  • Botta S., Macerie d'Italia. Storia politica di una nazione in lotta contro la natura, Le Monnier, 2020
  • Brizzi R. (a cura di), Osservata speciale. La neutralità italiana nella prima guerra mondiale e l'opinione pubblica internazionale (1914-15), Le Monnier, 2015
  • Brizzi R., Marchi M., Charles De Gaulle, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008
  • Brizzi R., Marchi M., Storia politica della Francia repubblicana, Le Monnier, 2011 (fino a pag. 332)
  • Brizzi R., Sbetti N., Storia della Coppa del mondo. Politica, sport, globalizzazione, 1930-2018, Le Monnier, 2018
  • Cammarano F., Cavazza S. (a cura di), Il nemico in politica, Il Mulino, 2010
  • Cammarano F., Storia Politica dell'Italia liberale, Laterza, 2011
  • Cammarano F. (a cura di), Abbasso la guerra! Neutralisti in piazza alla vigilia della prima guerra mondiale in Italia, Le Monnier, 2015 (fino a pag. 166) + 4 casi locali (Milano, Torino, Bologna, Sicilia)
  • Cavazza S., Scarpellini E., Il secolo dei consumi, Carocci, 2006
  • Cavazza S. (a cura di), Consumi e politica nell'Italia repubblicana, Mulino, 2013 + Consumi, società e politica in Italia (1980-2000), in E. Asquer, E. Bernardi, C. Fumian (a cura di) L'Italia contemporanea dagli anni Ottanta a oggi, Vol. II, Il mutamento sociale, Roma, Carocci, 2014 (da pag. 211 a pag. 226)
  • Conti F. - Silei G., Breve storia dello stato sociale, Carocci, 2013
  • Corni G., Breve storia del nazismo (1920-1945), il Mulino, 2015 + P. Pombeni, Fascismo e Nazismo nella storia politica nazionale. Una svolta storiografica?, in «Contemporanea», 3/2004
  • Corni G, Weimar. La Germania dal 1918 al 1933, Carocci, 2020
  • Gentile E., La via italiana al totalitarismo. Il partito e lo stato nel regime fascista, Carocci, 2008
  • Giorgi C., Pavan I., Storia dello Stato sociale in Italia, il Mulino, 2021 (p. 209 - p. 466)
  • Guazzaloca G. (a cura di), Sovrani a metà. Monarchia e legittimazione in Europa tra Otto e Novecento, Rubbettino, 2012
  • Guazzaloca G., Una e divisibile. la RAI, la televisione e i partiti negli anni del monopolio pubblico (1954-1975), Le Monnier, 2011
  • Guazzaloca G., Storia della Gran Bretagna 1832-2014, Le Monnier, 2015
  • Guazzaloca G., Primo: non maltrattare. Storia della protezione degli animali in Italia, Laterza, 2018
  • Laschi G., Storia dell'integrazione europea, Le Monnier, 2021
  • Marchi M., Alla ricerca del cattolicesimo politico. Politica e religione in Francia da Petain a de Gaulle, Rubbettino, 2012
  • Pombeni P. (a cura di), Storia dei partiti italiani, il Mulino, 2016
  • Pons S., La rivoluzione globale. Storia del comunismo internazionale 1917-1991, Einaudi, 2012
  • Pons S., I comunisti italiani e gli altri. Visioni e legami internazionali nel mondo del Novecento, Einaudi, 2021
  • Romero F., Storia della guerra fredda. L'ultimo conflitto per l'Europa, Einaudi, 2009
  • Ritter G.A., Storia dello Stato sociale, Laterza, 2011
  • Sbetti N., Giochi di Potere: Olimpiadi e Politica da Atene a Londra 1896-2012, Le Monnier, 2012
  • Scoppola P., La Repubblica dei partiti. Evoluzione e crisi di un sistema politico, 1945-1996, Il Mulino, 2006.

Teaching methods

Frontal lecturing.

Assessment methods

The modalities of the final exam for attending students will be explained at the presentation of the course.

 

The exam for non-attending students consists of an open-ended test on the manual part (written or oral based on the number of subscribers on the Almaesami platform) and an oral test on the monograph chosen by the student. Students are required to show up on the day of the exam with their university badge. For the oral exam the student is required to present himself bringing the volume studied with him. Before enrolling, the student must check his / her administrative position (for example unpaid fees or change of location). The tests on the manual part and on the monographic part take place on the same day. To pass the exam it is necessary to obtain at least a sufficient mark in both tests (manual part and monographic part).

 

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.

 

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