MODERN HISTORY 1

Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
STORIA MODERNA 1
Course code
LT0870 (AF:336023 AR:176624)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Subdivision
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
M-STO/02
Period
1st Semester
Course year
1
Where
VENEZIA
Moodle
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During the course of the lessons, we will outline mental, social and political structure of Europe in the Modern Age, such as the society of the ancient regime, the process of birth and development of the Modern State, the absolutist pattern and its alternatives, the demography, the family, the economy, the cultural sistems and the idea of modernity.
It will be therefore outlined the process wich has marked the course of Modern Age, as geographical discoveries and colonizations, the Reformation and the Age of the Counter-reformation, the scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment, the Age of Revolutions.
At the end of course the student must demonstrate a) to be able to articulate a coherent historical picture of the events which, in the long and medium term, are at the origin of the development of the contemporary world; b) knowledge and ability to understand adequately the origins and dynamics of the development of European diversity; c) to differentiate into a key comparative different factors of historical, political, cultural, religious of European civilization; d) to have an idea of the different types of historical research in relation to the kind of historical sources used, e) knowledge of working with awareness of historiographical categories used in the lectures; f) to be able to reflect, with an appropriate degree of autonomy, on specific cases related to the course topics.
Knowledge and understanding:
• Knowledge of the methods of analysis of the specific areas of historiographic research in the languages ​​of study in relation to the different types of sources (economic, political-diplomatic and institutional, demographic, religious, social and cultural, literary, artistic and performative) ;
• knowledge and framing of origins and dynamics of the development of European diversities and their extracontinental colonial transferts, from the age of geographic discoveries to the processes of decolonization, up to the current global geopolitical framework (cultures, religious, political, economic institutions);
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
• ability to articulate a coherent historical framework of the events that are at the origin of the development of the contemporary world, to distinguish the different factors of this historical development and of today's arrival to globalized modernity
• ability to recognize the different types of historiographical research in relation to the kind of historical sources used, with the conscious use of the historiographical categories;
The course is open to all students of the first year of the LCSL C.o.S., and tends to a throw-in "level" of historical knowledge of students with secondary maturity of different provenances

The class will provide: a basic knowledge of the concepts, events and structures of Early Modern Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution, and a general understanding of the specific methodology, language and tools of historical research.
For ATTENDING students:

A) Lectures notes
B) Handbook: R. Bizzocchi, Guida allo studio della storia moderna, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2002.

For NOT ATTENDING students:

A) Handbook: F. Benigno, L'età moderna. Dalla scoperta dell'America alla Restaurazione, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005.

B) TWO books or program (1-6)

1 - a): Parker, G., La rivoluzione militare. Le innovazioni militari e il sorgere dell'Occidente (trad. it.), Bologna, Il Mulino, 1990 e rist.; b): Barberis, W., Le armi del Principe. La tradizione militare sabauda, Torino, Einaudi, 1988 e rist.
2 - a): Bloch, M. I re taumaturghi. Studio sul carattere sovrannaturale attribuito alla potenza dei re particolarmente in Francia e in Inghilterra (trad. it.), Torino, Einaudi, 1973 e rist.; b): Bercé, Y.-M., Il re nascosto. Miti politici popolari nell'Europa moderna (trad. it.), Torino, Einaudi, 1996.
3 - a):Bloch, M. I re taumaturghi. Studio sul carattere sovrannaturale attribuito alla potenza dei re particolarmente in Francia e in Inghilterra (trad. it.), Torino, Einaudi, 1973 e rist.; b): Bertelli, S., Il corpo del re. Sacralità e potere nell'Europa medievale e moderna, Firenze, Ponte alle Grazie, 1990 e rist.
4 - a): Stone, L., Famiglia, sesso e matrimonio in Inghilterra tra Cinque e Ottocento, Torino, Einaudi, 1983; b) Stone, L., La sessualità nella storia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1995.
5 - a): Roche, D., Il popolo di Parigi. cultura popolare e civiltà materiale alla vigilia della Rivoluzione (trad. it.), Bologna, Il Mulino, 1986 e rist.; b): Roche, D., Storia delle cose banali. La nascita del consumo in Occidente (trad. it.), Roma, Editori Riuniti, 1999.
6 - a): Mornet, D., Le origini intellettuali della Rivoluzione francese, 1715-1789 (trad. it.), Milano, Jaca Book, 1982; b): Darnton, R., Libri proibiti. Pornografia, satira e utopia all'origine della Rivoluzione francese (trad. it.), Milano, Mondadori, 1997, solo le pp. 171-197.
The oral test, with an average duration of about 20 minutes, will focus on at least two topics covered in the lectures and aims to a cross-check of the student's preparation and his presentation skills and coordination of the themes of the course, its connecting skills between different topics.

During the course of the test the student must demonstrate a) to be able to articulate a coherent historical picture of the events which, in the long and medium term, are at the origin of the development of the contemporary world; b) knowledge and ability to understand adequately the origins and dynamics of the development of European diversity; c) to differentiate into a key comparative different factors of historical, political, cultural, religious of European civilization; d) to have an idea of ​​the different types of historical research in relation to the kind of historical sources used, e) knowledge of working with awareness of historiographical categories used in the lectures; f) to be able to reflect, with an appropriate degree of autonomy, on specific cases related to the course topics.

Traditional: 15 frontal academic lessons with use of iconography
Attending students wishing to do so may consult, as an additional reference text:

* F. Benigno, L'età moderna. Dalla scoperta dell'America alla Restaurazione, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005
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Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 02/04/2020