Early modern history and contemporary history - Storia contemporanea (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S001064
Name of lecturer
Marina Garbellotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 1 B dal Nov 17, 2014 al Dec 20, 2014.

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Lesson timetable

Sem. 1 B
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.14  
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.14  

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 provide students with the foundations for an understanding of the reality and dynamics of European societies (XIX-XX centuries). The course specifically aims to prepare students to be able to give a critical reading of historical events and phenomena.

Syllabus

The course is intended to provide a good grounding in European history in the XIX and XX centuries; the tools needed in order to interpret the most important moments of economic, social, political-institutional and cultural transformation and how to analyse and contextualize a historical document.

Texts for the examination

General History part

A good university level manual of modern history that deals exhaustively with the following topics:

1. La formazione dell’Italia unita (1848-1870)
2. Bismarck e l'unificazione della Germania
3. La società industriale moderna
4. Il dominio coloniale europeo
5. L'Italia dal 1870 alla crisi di fine secolo
6. La prima guerra mondiale
7. La rivoluzione sovietica e lo stalinismo
8. La Repubblica di Weimar e il nazismo
9. Il fascismo
10. La seconda guerra mondiale
11. La Guerra fredda

a) documents given during lessons;

Monographic section

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

Banti A.M., L'onore della nazione. Identità sessuali e violenza nel nazionalismo europeo dal XVIII secolo alla Grande Guerra, Torino, Einaudi, 2005
Dogliani P., L'Europa a scuola. Percorsi dell'istruzione tra Ottocento e Novecento, Roma, Carocci, 2008
Fioravanti M., Il pregiudizio del colore. Diritto e giustizia nelle Antille francesi durante la Restaurazione, Roma, Carocci, 2012.
Labanca N., Oltremare. Storia dell'espansione coloniale italiana, Bologna, il Mulino, 2002.
Mosse G.L., L'uomo e le masse nelle ideologie nazionaliste, Roma – Bari, Laterza, 1988

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. The written examination will cover the institutional part and the oral interview will focus on the text chosen from among those listed as reference texts.