Medieval History (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Marco Stoffella
Marco Stoffella
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IIB dal Apr 24, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to give students methodological skills in order to develop an autonomous critical study in the history of Europe in the Middle Ages, with a special attention to the social history of Italy and Europe in the age of Charlemagne.


Students will be asked to first study the introductory text G. Sergi, L’idea di medioevo. Fra storia e senso comune, Roma, Donzelli, 2005. It is also asked to learn the Medieval History through a good textbook as G. Vitolo, Medioevo. I caratteri originali di un’età di transizione, Sansoni, 2000. Students will also be asked to study A. Barbero, Carlo Magno Un padre dell’Europa, Bari, Laterza, 2000. Further materials will be given by the lecturer during the course in order to better understand some specific topics discussed during the lectures. Some seminars or didactical excursions might be organized by the lecturer. Those students that will not attend to the lectures will be asked to study a further text among the following titles, or to chose another one together with the lecturer: J.M.H. Smith, L’Europa dopo Roma. Una nuova storia culturale 500-1000, Bologna, il Mulino, 2008; G. Milani, I comuni italiani. Secoli XII-XIV, Bari, Laterza, 2005; J.C. Maire Vigueur, E. Faini, Il sistema politico dei comuni italiani (secoli XII-XIV), Milano-Torino, B. Mondadori, 2010; A. Zorzi, Le signorie cittadine in Italia (secoli XIII-XV), Milano-Torino, B. Mondadori, 2010.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination