Hystory of Christianity and of the Churches (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000024
Name of lecturer
Mariaclara Rossi
Coordinator
Mariaclara Rossi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/07 - HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND OF CHURCHES
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni) dal Oct 3, 2016 al Nov 12, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.2  
Tuesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.2  
Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.2  
Friday 2:40 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5 from Nov 11, 2016  to Nov 11, 2016
Friday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.4 from Oct 28, 2016  to Oct 28, 2016
Friday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6 from Nov 4, 2016  to Nov 4, 2016

Learning outcomes

Educational goals:
Knowledge of sources and tools used in the historical-religious research; ability to analyse sources in connection with the issues of the historical-religious research. Orientation in the specialized bibliography in addition to the Handbook.

Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of Latin language, general knowledge of the history of Late Antiquity and Middle Ages from 3rd to 15th century.

Syllabus

Syllabus:
During the course, the historical contest in which Christianity developed and spread during Late Antiquity and Middle Ages (3rd-15th centuries) will be presented. At the same time, together with institutional aspects, the course will investigate the development of religious history and the history of ideas which animated the Christianity of Late Antiquity and Middle Ages in all their aspects. Transitions, crisis and changes will be analysed; the focus will be particularly set on the first centuries of Christianity, the reform of 11th century, the religious movements of 12th and 13th century, the development of the Mendicants Orders and the crisis of 14th century.

Attending students:

1) Storia del cristianesimo. 1. L’età antica, a cura di Emanuela Prinzivalli, Carocci Editore, Roma 2015, only the following essays:
- Enrico Norelli, Gesù di Nazaret, pp. 33-68.
- Ewa Wipszycka, Il consolidamento degli episcopati nella grandi città cristiane, pp. 251-280.
- Fabrizio Vecoli, Il Monachesimo antico, pp. 281-307.
- Teresa Sardella, Il cristianesimo in Occidente dalla fine dell’impero ai regni romano-barbarici, pp. 329-358.
- Adele Monaci Castagno, Ideali di perfezione, modelli di vita e sviluppo del culto dei santi, pp. 411-433.
- Immacolata Aulisa, Le forme e i luoghi della pietà religiosa, pp. 435-460.


2) Storia del cristianesimo. 2. L’età medievale, a cura di Marina Benedetti, Carocci Editore, Roma 2015, the whole volume, especially the the essays of Rosa Maria Parrinello, Alfredo Lucioni, Luigi Canetti, François Bougard, Grado Giovanni Merlo, Maria Clara Rossi, Giuseppe Ligato, Nora Berend, Anna Benvenuti, Marina Benedetti.


Not attending students:
In addition to the essays of the handbook mentioned above, one volume among the following is recommended:

- G.G. Grado Merlo, Frate Francesco, Il Mulino, Bologna 2013.
- Jean Flori, Le crociate, Il Mulino, Bologna 2001.
- G.G. Merlo, Valdo. L’eretico di Lione, Claudiana, Torino 2010.
- G. Miccoli, Anno santo. Una ‘invenzione’ spettacolare, Carocci, Roma 2015
- A. Galdi, Benedetto, Il Mulino, Bologna 2016.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Amalia Galdi Benedetto Il Mulino 2016
Grado Giovanni Merlo Frate Francesco Il Mulino 2013
Jean Flori Le crociate 2001
Emanuela Prinzivalli Storia del cristianesimo. 1. L'età antica Carocci 2015
Marina Benedetti Storia del cristianesimo. 2. L'età medievale Carocci 2015
Grado Giovanni Merlo Valdo. L'eretico di Lione Claudiana 2010

Assessment methods and criteria

Teaching methods: lectures in a seminar-type context of reading and analysis of sources (a sylloge of sources will be hand out during the course).

Auxiliary teaching activities: seminars, congresses, conferences on the history of Christianity suggested by the Professor.

Evaluation criteria: oral examination.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017