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HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN IN THE MIDDLE AGES (LM)

CODE 65333
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8467 STORIA DELL'ARTE E VALORIZZAZ. PATRIMONIO ARTISTICO(LM-89) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9917 SCIENZE STORICHE (LM-84) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The focus of teaching is the Byzantine empire and its relevance in the history of Mediterranean,  related both to Western and Islamic history.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students will have a grasp of the problems connected with the development of political, economic and cultural relations in the Mediterranean; they will study maritime societies in Middle Ages. Students will get acquainted with sources, research methods and updates in historiography related to specific topics.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students are expected to :

    have acquired specific knowledge of the main events and long-term phenomena that characterised the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, in order to understand the link between great civilisations
    be familiar with the methodological tools of the discipline, the basic outlines of specific historiography and the sources proposed during the lessons
    write a report on a historiographical essay assigned for reading.

     

    PREREQUISITES

    Positive curriculum and strong interest for history.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lectures will hopefully be held in person, with the possibility for students to follow them also remotely (confirmation of the modality adopted will be given as soon as possible)

    40 hours of lectures on the main topics of the history of the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages and seminars on specific themes, also with the use of teaching materials (mainly sources, mostly translated into Italian) provided by the lecturer.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Outlines of Mediterranean History in the Middle Ages; orientation to research and reading of sources

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    All the following texts:

    • M. Gallina, Bisanzio. Storia di un impero (secoli IV-XIII), Roma, Carocci editore, 2016
    • M. Gallina, La formazione del Mediterraneo medievale, in Storia Medievale, Donzelli, 1998, pp. 227-246
    • M. Tangheroni, Il Mediterraneo bassomedievale, in Storia Medievale, Donzelli, 1998, pp. 463-492
    • S. Collavini, L’espansione dell’Occidente nel Mediterraneo, in Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, dir. A. Barbero, IV. Il. Medioevo (secoli V-XV), a c. S. Carocci, 2006, pp. 449-480

    One book on your choice between the following:

    • A. Cameron, I Bizantini, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008
    • L. Capezzone, Medioevo arabo. Una storia dell’Islam medievale (VII-XV secolo), Milano, Mondadori Università, 2016
    • A. Cortonesi, L. Palermo, La prima espansione economica europea. Secoli XI-XV, Carocci, 2019
    • G. Berti, C. Renzi Rizzo, M. Tangheroni, Il Mare, la Terra, il Ferro. Ricerche su Pisa medievale (secoli VII-XIII), Pisa, Pacini, 2004, 300 pp.
    • P. Guglielmotti, Genova, Spoleto, CISAM, 2013
    • V. Polonio, Da provincia a signora del mare. Secoli VI-XIII, in Storia di Genova. Mediterraneo Europa Atlantico, a cura di D. Puncuh, Genova 2003, pp. 111- 231

    Programma per gli studenti non frequentanti: gli studenti non frequentanti dovranno contattare la docente

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARIA ELENA CORTESE (President)

    PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI

    SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    end of september 2021

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

     Oral exam.

    Attending  students: the oral exame will include program subjects, classroom exercises and  seminars.

    Non  attending students: the oral exame will consider specific program for non attending students.

    Register on line for your final exam. 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    For attending students, assessment will be based on the participation to  discussions, seminars and on the oral exam about  program subjects.  Non attending students will have to take the final oral exam, which will cover a specific program to be agreed upon with the teacher.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    19/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale attenzione: l'orario di inizio dell'esame è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    09/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale attenzione: l'orario di inizio dell'esame è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    11/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale Sessione riservata AI SOLI LAUREANDI
    25/05/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale attenzione: l'orario di inizio dell'esame è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    22/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale attenzione: l'orario di inizio dell'esame è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    06/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale attenzione: l'orario di inizio dell'esame è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    07/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale attenzione: l'orario di inizio dell'esame è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Non-attending students will have to contact the teacher.