Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0249 (AF:354331 AR:186240)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
3rd Term
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The course is among the Core Educational Activities of the Bachelor's degree course in History; it is also among the Related or Additional Studies of other Bachelor's degree courses.
The aims of the course are to know the general lines of Italian history from 1945 to the present and the ability to analize some types of sources.
Knowledge and understanding:
- know the periodization of the history of Italy, with particular reference to the history of republican Italy
- understand the distinction and the mutual connections between the economic, institutional, political, social and cultural dimensions of history
- know the main events and processes that occurred in the historical period considered
- know some types of sources related to the historical period considered
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
- know how to use the periodization to frame events and processes of history
- know how to operate connections between different dimensions of history
- knowing how to orientate in the considered historical period
- knowing how to interpret and critically analyze some types of sources
Judgment skills:
- know how to apply a critical and informed approach to the reconstructions of the past and to the analysis of documents
Communication skills:
- knowing how to interact on the historical period considered using appropriate terminology
- knowing how to interact with the teacher and peers in a critical and respectful way, both in the presence and in the forums of the virtual space
At least elementary knowledge of the Italian language.
Knowledge of the general frameworks of modern and contemporary history acquired in high school.
Italian history from 1945 to the present.
1. A book chosen from:
- Guido Crainz, Storia della Repubblica. L'Italia dalla Liberazione ad oggi, Donzelli, Roma 2015
- John Foot, L'Italia e le sue storie. 1945-2019, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2019
- Umberto Gentiloni Silveri, Storia dell'Italia contemporanea. 1943-2019, Il Mulino, Bologna 2019
- Agostino Giovagnoli, La Repubblica degli italiani 1946-2016, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2018
2. Alberto De Bernardi, Un paese in bilico. L'Italia degli ultimi trent'anni, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2014
3. Giovanni Gozzini, L'Italia di Berlusconi come problema storiografico, "Italia contemporanea", dicembre 2013, n. 273, pp. 245-258 (the text will be made available in the e-leanrning platform moodle.unive.it).
4. Alessandra Pescarolo, La grande trasformazione e il cambiamento culturale, in Ead., Il lavoro delle donne nell'età contemporanea, Viella, Roma, 2019, pp. 247-282 (the text will be made available in the e-leanrning platform moodle.unive.it).
Other short texts, documents and teaching aids will be made available on the e-learning platform Moodle.

This program - books and online materials - also applies to students non-attending lessons.
Students - especially if not attending - will have general information on the historical period considered by reading chapters 11 (Republican Italy), 17 (Decline and crisis of the First Republic), 22 (Italy of the 21st century) of the book by Giovanni Sabbatucci e Vittorio Vidotto, Storia contemporanea. Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi, Roma-Bari, Laterza.
The exam will verify the preparation on what is explained in class (in the classroom and online) and on the bibliography of the course.
Written test with short-answer questions on events, characters, concepts, dates and places, contained in the bibliography and in the lessons.
Lectures. Three lessons will be held online on Moodle.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 14/09/2021