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CODE 65213
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course is organised in two modules. The first, of a general nature, deals with the major themes and events of the centuries between the age of geographical discoveries and the Congress of Vienna. The second is devoted to an in-depth study of certain phenomena that characterised Europe during the ancien régime: food, witchcraft, the relationship between the press and the construction of knowledge, the relationship between language and the construction of the concept of community, illicit trade, the plague and health security practices, the imagery and forms of representation of banditry, the construction of the Louis XIV's public image 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The subject has two educational goals: acquiring a thorough knowledge of the fundamental themes and great processes of the modern history of Europe between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries; acquiring a method of critical interpretation of historiographical literature and the sources of modern history.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Analysing fundamental themes and issues of modern history by presenting different historiographical interpretations and perspectives. Illustrating historical research methods and procedures also by working with sources in order to stimulate a critical approach and an initial knowledge of criteria used to build historiographical discourses

As far as learning outcomes are concerned, the student, at the end of the course, will be able to understand a text of history and historiography of the modern age, discuss it and insert it into the current scientific debate. The student must also have developed disciplinary skills, as well as basic knowledge of the subject.

PREREQUISITES

To know how to read and communicate correctly in Italian. have acquired the basic historical knowledge of the secondary school. If necessary, be able to read a text in a foreign language of the European Union in addition to your mother tongue.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and seminars in presence and on Teams (Teams code: a6smzsz)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Module I: Themes and problems of world history between the 15th century and the early 19th century
Module II: Themes and problems of the history of European society in the ancient regime

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Module I: V. Criscuolo, Storia moderna, Pearson, Torino-Milano 2024

Module II: Handouts provided by the lecturer (will be uploaded on Aulaweb). Students taking the 12 cfu examination will prepare handouts for the 20 lectures in the module. Students taking the 9 cfu examination will prepare handouts for 10 lectures of their choice (a list of the 10 chosen lectures must be submitted at the examination)

M. Montanari, La fame e l’abbondanza. Storia dell’alimentazione in Europa, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1993

C.M. Cipolla, Contro un nemico invisibile. Epidemie e strutture sanitarie nell'Italia del Rinascimento, Il Mulino, Bologna 2007

O. Di Simplicio, Autunno della stregoneria. Maleficio e magia nell’Italia moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna 2005

E. Eisenstein, Le rivoluzioni del libro. L’invenzione della stampa e la nascita dell’età moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna 1995

E. Beri, Contrabbandieri e corsari napoletani nella Rivoluzione di Corsica, D'Amico, Nocera Superiore 2020

P. Burke, Lingue e comunità nell’Europa moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna 2006

P. Burke, Il Re Sole, Il Saggiatore, Milano 2017

E. J. Hobsbawm, I banditi. Il banditismo sociale nell'età moderna, Einaudi, Torino 2002

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February 2025

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is oral and consists of an interview with questions relating to the content of the textbook and the lecture notes of module I and II

Those taking the 12 cfu examination must prepare using the material for Module I (the textbook and 20 handouts) and the handouts of all 20 lessons of Module II 
Those who take the 9 cfu examination must prepare themselves using the material for Module I (the textbook and 20 handouts) and the handouts of 10 lectures from Module II (presenting the list of chosen lectures at the examination)

It is possible to take the exam on modules I and II separately

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In the exam, which is oral, one or more specific topics contained in the textbook and the handouts will be proposed to the student. The student will have to illustrate the topics with a critical spirit, in a correct and articulate way, using appropriate language. The student's ability to establish significant connections with other topics covered in the course will also be tested.

The student may begin the exam by presenting a topic of his or her choice

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