SOURCES AND METHODS FOR MEDIEVAL HISTORY

Academic year
2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
FONTI E METODI PER LA STORIA MEDIEVALE SP.
Course code
FM0403 (AF:229100 AR:116378)
Modality
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
M-STO/01
Period
1st Semester
Where
VENEZIA
Students are expected to achieve the basic methodological knowledge and to develop his/her own ability to draw specific researches in Medieval history through primary sources. To this purpose individual exercises will be scheduled. Lessons will be held as seminars and, thus, is warmly suggested to be present to lessons. In any way, non attending students must define their own specific programme at the start of the course.
Basic knowledge of the Latin could be useful but not strictly required.
The Italian commune: institutional aspects and organisational problems.
Attending students: 1) sources and materials will be offered during the lessons; 2) P. Cammarosano, Italia medievale. Struttura e geografia delle fonti scritte, Roma, La Nuova Italia Scientifica (NIS) 1991, or Carocci, 1998; 3) F. Menant, L'Italia dei comuni (1100-1350), Roma, Viella, 2011.
Further information will be offered during the course.
written and oral
An individual paper, centred on a research to draw directly on historical documents, will be discussed in class and it will be considered as the final exam.

Non attending students must define their own specific programme and their own paper's title and contents. However, their paper will be discussed in class as well.
Lessons will be held as seminars. Frontal lectures, discussion of texts and paper presentations will characterize classroom activities. Students are expected to attend regularly classes, where they should actively participate to the general discussion. During the first part of the course students will choose amongst specific topics about which they will have to write their own papers as assignment. An oral presentation and a written paper are required also by all participants, included those who are unable to attend regularly.
Italian
Student consultation hours are once a week. Students can also write at arapetti@unive.it
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book