Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT0910 (AF:248337 AR:135893)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The study of European early modern history through the genesis and political uses anti-slavery and pro-slavery debate. Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation on slavery and human rights. The Enlightement culture brought pamphlets, edicts, journals, and debates on anti-slavery and pro-slavery, expanding the discussion from local to worldwide.
Based on the abilities and skills described above, the student is expected to be
  - able to consolidate the acquisition of the key concepts of modern history
  - able to critically interpret the use of theoretical concepts in the study of specific realities and in the interpretation of sources.
General knowledge of European modern history.
The content will concern in particular the history of slavery and the debate of the rights of men.
1. the unexpected variety of ways in which the discussion on slavery was transmitted
2. the impact of expanding of anti-slavery and pro-slavery ideas on contemporary events and the lives of an ever-more-informed public
3. the birth of the modern idea of rights of men
4. the persistent concept of slavery in the news labour forms between XVIII and XIX century.

1) P. Delpiano, "La schiavitù in età moderna", Laterza 2009 (o edizioni successive)
2) S. Bono, "Schiavi. Una storia mediterranea", il Mulino 2016.
Oral examination. International students please contact the professor for further details
Frontal lesson, PowerPoint, online sources

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "International cooperation" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 09/04/2018