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HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN IN MODERN AGE (LM)

CODE 84367
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9918 LETTERATURE MODERNE E SPETTACOLO (LM-14) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9917 SCIENZE STORICHE (LM-84) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8465 METODOLOGIE FILOSOFICHE (LM-78) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11265 ARCHEOLOGIE: PROFESSIONE E SAPERI (ARCHEOPES)(LM-2) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course aims to deepen the moments, themes and problems related to the history of the Mediterranean in the Modern Age, with a focus on the dimension of historiographic research and the sources used by historians

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is to introduce students to studies on the Mediterranean as a space characterised by exchanges, clashes and hybridisations, where the mechanisms of circulation (of people, goods, vessels) are intertwined with those of control (military, fiscal, sanitary). The lectures will have a seminar character, and there will be in-depth studies of the sources and specific bibliographies. Special attention will be paid to the centuries of the modern age, and to the relationship that the Mediterranean builds with other parts of the world, in a perspective of global history.

     

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The teaching objectives are threefold:

    1) to acquaint students with the history that characterised the Mediterranean space in the modern age, making them understand the importance of this scenario for European and world history in the 15th-19th centuries.

    2) to make them reflect on the idea of unity/multiplicity, and on the concepts of frontier and hybridisation, showing the Mediterranean as a set of 'seas', where at times frontiers are manned and controlled, but at the same time also as a fluid space where a common culture is created from exchanges and contaminations

    3) to teach the historiographical traditions related to the history of the Mediterranean in the modern age and at the same time to introduce the types and uses of primary sources used by researchers

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic knowledge of European and world history between the 15th and 19th centuries

    TEACHING METHODS

    Classes will be held in presence only, in the classrooms indicated on the https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/ portal 

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Programme for students using the teaching for 6 cfu

    Moments, themes, problems of Mediterranean history between the 15th and 19th centuries

    Programme for students using the teaching for 9 cfu

    Moments, themes, problems of Mediterranean history between the 15th and 19th centuries

    Focused studies on specific thematic and historiographical areas (1. The irregular Mediterranean; 2. Trade and supplies; 3: The institution of the free port)

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    6 cfu

    Attending students can prepare their examination on the materials of the lectures (personal notes, lecturer's PowerPoint); otherwise non-attending students (and attending students who wish to complete their preparation) must prepare F. CANALE CAMA, D. CASANOVA, R.M. DELLI QUADRI, Storia del Mediterraneo moderno e contemporaneo, Guida editori, chapters I-VI (i.e. pp. 11-236).


    9 cfu:

    As far as the first module is concerned, attending students will be able to prepare for the examination on the lecture materials (personal notes, lecturer's PowerPoint); otherwise non-attending students (and attending students who wish to complete their preparation) should prepare F. CANALE CAMA, D. CASANOVA, R.M. DELLI QUADRI, Storia del Mediterraneo moderno e contemporaneo, Guida editori, chapters I-VI (i.e. pp. 11-236).

    With regard to the second module, before tackling the three thematic and historiographical areas that will be the subject of in-depth study ("Irregular Mediterranean"; "Trade and supplies"; "The institution of the free port"), the lecturer will provide attending students with a bibliography of reference, from which individual students will be required to carry out personal research to be presented during the examination. Otherwise, non-attending students will have to prepare one of these texts:

    S. BONO, Guerre corsare nel Mediterraneo. Una storia di incursioni, arrembaggi, razzie, il Mulino

    A. ZAPPIA, Mercanti di uomini. Reti e intermediari per la liberazione dei captivi nel Mediterraneo, Città del silenzio

    P. CALCAGNO, Fraudum. Contrabbandi e illeciti doganali nel Mediterraneo (sec. XVIII), Carocci

    Italian Victualling Systems in the Early Modern Age, 16th to 18th Century, Palgrave

    I generi coloniali americani nel Mediterraneo: i grandi porti come centri di destinazione, di consumo e di redistribuzione (XVII-XIX secolo) [fascicolo della rivista RiMe, consultabile online all'indirizzo https://rime.cnr.it/index.php/rime/issue/view/38]

    I. FAZIO, Il porto franco di Messina nel lungo XVIII secolo, Viella

    C. TAZZARA, The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World, Oxford University Press

    G. CALAFAT, Une mer jalousée. Contribution à l'histoire de la souveraineté (Méditerranée, XVIIe siècle), Seuil

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    PAOLO CALCAGNO (President)

    LUCA LO BASSO

    EMILIANO BERI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    27 February 2023

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The test will be oral for all, but with a difference between attending and non-attending students: attending students will bring to the examination the contents of the lectures and present their personal research; non-attending students will be examined on the texts included in the bibliography.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    In the examination, which will take place orally, the candidate will be asked to illustrate the topics critically, in a correct and articulate manner and using appropriate language; the ability to establish meaningful links between the various topics covered and addressed during the lectures (frequent participants) or between the various topics of the texts listed in the bibliography will also be tested.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    18/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    28/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    There is no further information, but the professor is always available via e-mail (paolo.calcagno@unige.it).