Early Modern History (2020/2021)

Course code
4S007532
Credits
12
Coordinator
Gian Paolo Romagnani
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
MODULO 1 6 M-STO/02-MODERN HISTORY CuCi IIA Gian Paolo Romagnani
MODULO 2 6 M-STO/02-MODERN HISTORY CuCi IIB Gian Paolo Romagnani

Learning outcomes

MODULE I
Within the three-year degree courses in Literature and Philosophy, the teaching of history is of fundamental importance to provide the spatial-temporal coordinates within which the different civilizations have developed, not just European ones. The historical approach, based on research, on the examination and criticism of the sources and their interpretation (susceptible to different solutions) is an unavoidable moment not only of the humanistic disciplines, but of all knowledge. At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate to be able to critically examine a source and to critically interpret a text of history (also the manual) enucleating the interpretative key, aware that the interpretations of historical facts can also be very different from each other, but they must all be based on a correct examination of the sources. By adopting complementary teaching methods (general history lessons, monographic lectures, seminar meetings, source analysis workshop) the course aims to provide the essential elements for understanding the reality and dynamics of European societies of ancient regimes (XVI-XVIII centuries) through a series of framework lessons dedicated to the main institutional and social aspects of the modern world. Facing a particular theme with a monographic character, the students will then be able to overcome the simplifications of manuals (producers of unwitting stereotypes) and the historiographical clichés, verifying the most familiar interpretative schemes on the sources and texts.

MODULE II
Within the three-year degree courses in Literature and Philosophy, the teaching of history is of fundamental importance to provide the spatial-temporal coordinates within which the different civilizations have developed, not just European ones. The historical approach, based on research, on the examination and criticism of the sources and their interpretation (susceptible to different solutions) is an unavoidable moment not only of the humanistic disciplines, but of all knowledge. At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate to be able to critically examine a source and to critically interpret a text of history (also the manual) enucleating the interpretative key, aware that the interpretations of historical facts can also be very different from each other, but they must all be based on a correct examination of the sources.