Modern History (2015/2016)

Course code
4S00886
Name of lecturer
Marina Garbellotti
Coordinator
Marina Garbellotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IIA dal Feb 22, 2016 al Apr 24, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  

Learning outcomes

Using complementary teaching approaches (lectures on general history, monographic lectures on specific topics, seminars and labs aimed at analysing sources), the course aims to take an in-depth look at problems, working methods and tools used by historians and to provide students with the foundations for an understanding of the reality and dynamics of early modern European societies (XVI-XVIII centuries) through a series of thematic lectures on the most important social and institutional aspects of the modern world. The course specifically aims to prepare students to be able to give a critical reading of historical events and phenomena.


Syllabus

After illustrating the crucial problems and questions of Italian and European history through an examination and discussion of contemporary documents, the course will go on to look at the history of the family itself. The aim is to gain an understanding of family structures and how they evolved (from the XV century until the early decades of the XX century) by showing how family relationships and the idea of the family are the products of cultural conditioning.

Texts for the examination

General History part

For students who attend:

- Gian Paolo Romagnani, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII), Roma, Carocci, 20101;
- notes of the lessons;
- documents given during lessons

For students who do not attend:

- Gian Paolo Romagnani, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII), Roma, Carocci, 2010;

- - a good university level manual of modern history that deals exhaustively with the following topics:
Le scoperte geografiche; Riforma e Controriforma; La Spagna di Filippo II e l’indipendenza olandese; La Francia di Luigi XIV; Le due rivoluzioni inglesi; Il dispotismo illuminato; La prima rivoluzione industriale; La rivoluzione americana; La rivoluzione francese e l’età napoleonica.

Monographic section

One work chosen from among the following by students who are attending and two works chosen by students not attending:

Bizzocchi Roberto, Cicisbei. Morale privata e identità nazionale in Italia, Roma – Bari, Laterza, 2008

Carboni Mauro, Le doti della «povertà». Famiglia, risparmio, previdenza: il Monte del Matrimonio di Bologna (1583-1796), Bologna, il Mulino, 1999

Casanova Cesarina, La famiglia italiana in età moderna, Roma, Carocci, 2002 (ed. or. 1997)

Cavina Marco, Il padre spodestato, L’autorità paterna dall’antichità a oggi, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2007

Cavina Marco, Nozze di sangue. Storia della violenza coniugale, Roma – Bari, Laterza, 2011

Lombardi Daniela, Storia del matrimonio dal medioevo a oggi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008

Plebani Tiziana, Un secolo di sentimenti. Amori e conflitti generazionali nella Venezia del Settecento, Venezia, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, 2012 (pdf attualmente scaricabile al seguente link: http://www.istitutoveneto.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/535)

Terraccia Francesca, In attesa di una scelta. Destini femminili ed educandati monastici nella Diocesi di Milano in età moderna, Roma, Viella, 2012.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examinations and the subsequent oral examination (only for those who first passed the written exam) must be taken during the same examination period, even if on two different dates. A successful written examination which is not followed by an oral examination in the same examination period will be considered null and will need to be taken again during the next exam period.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016