28984 - Cultural History (1) (LM)

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

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2021/2022

Course contents

The course's focus is the link bbetwen the conception of the Time and social evolution by the exegesis at first of the Letters of Paulus of Tarsus, then the Luther's Translations of Paulus and fowllowing the relics of that analysis until the marxian works of the 40 years of the XIX century

In particular will be analyzed the theory of conspiracy from XVI c. t until today


Attending and not attending students:

V.Boss, Milton and the rise of russian satanism, Un. Toronto Press; A. Znamenski, Red Shambala, TPH: M. Kunichika, our Native Antiquity, Acc. Study Press; Smedley, The war is a racket ( varie edizioni immodificate dal 1932 ); aggiornamento dei saggi di G. Agamben febbraio - giugno 2020 on line sul sito di Quotlibet

F. Martelli, Il periodo dei torbidi e l'autoidentità russa, Roma Ediioni Nuova Cultura ( in corso di stampa)

Non attending students could be also study 

- C. Ginzburg Storia notturna , Torino varie edizioni ;

- J. Snelling, Buddhism in Russia, new York ;

- Tran Gods, Heroes and ancestors, Oxford

Teaching methods

Oral lessons and workshop

Assessment methods

Students who attend at least 75% of the lessons are considered to be attending.

This 6 CFU course can be chosen as a part of the 12 CFU Integrated Course “History of culture and systems thought (C.I.) (LM)". If the student has the Integrated Course (12 CFU) in his/her study plan, the final grade will result from the arithmetic average of the marks obtained in the two parts (“Cultural History" (1) (LM)" and “History of Ideas (1) (LM) “).

Oral examen or Write proof

The exam will be conducted orally and 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


Office hours

See the website of Fabio Martelli