Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0255 (AF:362022 AR:191102)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of MEDIEVAL HISTORY
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Term
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The course is part of the core educational activities of the Bachelor's degree programme in History.
By the end of the course, student should have developed a good knowledge of the medieval centuries in their social, economic and political aspect, together with the major sources for their study and the most relevant historiographical questions.
No one in particualar is required.
The transformation of the ancient word between the end of the Roman Empire and the rise of Modern Age.
Persistence and change will prinicipally analyze in Europe, but attention will be also dedicate to North Africa and Near East. Together with social, economich and military aspect, single gappenings, characters and literary as well as artistic works will be scrutinized in detail.
Attending students:
1. Teaching materials provided in classroom and available online (Moodle platform);
2. Franco Cardini, Marina Montesano, Storia medievale, II ed., Milano: Le Monnier Università, 2019.

Non attending students:
1. Franco Cardini, Marina Montesano, Storia medievale, II ed., Milano: Le Monnier Università, 2019.
2. G. Sergi, L'idea di medioevo. Fra storia e senso comune, Roma, Donzelli, 1998-2005;

3. One of the following texts:
- Cantarella, G., Il sole e la luna: La rivoluzione di Gregorio VII papa 1073–1085, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005;
- Demurger, A., I cavalieri di Cristo. Gli ordini religioso-militari del medioevo, Milano, Garzanti, 2004;
- Di Branco, M., 915: La battaglia del Garigliano; Cristiani e musulmani nell'Italia medievale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2019;
- Di Carpegna Falconieri, T., Medioevo militante: La politica di oggi alle prese con barbari e crociati, Torino, Einaudi, 2011;
- Duby, G., Lo specchio del Feudalesimo: Sacerdoti, guerrieri e lavoratori, Roma-Bari: Laterza, 1980;
- Duby, G., Le origini dell'economia europea. Guerrieri e contadini nel medioevo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2004;
- Gasparri, S., Desiderio, Roma: Salerno, 2019
- Le Goff, J. (a c. di), L’uomo medievale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1987;
- Lett, D., Uomini e donne nel medioevo. Storia del genere (secoli XII-XV), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014;
- Montanari, M., Alimentazione e cultura nel Medioevo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1988;
- Pohl, W., Le origini etniche dell’Europa, Roma, Viella, 2000;
- Settia, A., Rapine, assedi, battaglie: La guerra nel Medioevo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2002;
- Toubert, P. Dalla terra ai castelli. Paesaggio, agricoltura e poteri nell'Italia medievale, Torino, Einaudi, 1997
- Tramontana, S., Il Mezzogiorno medievale: Normanni, svevi, angioini, aragonesi nei secoli XI–XV, Roma, Carocci, 2018.
Oral or written exam at the end of the course according to the calendar. Written will be the exams in the first two dates following the end of the course, oral the following two.
The course will be held over 60 hours (12 ECTS) and classes will be focused on archival sources and historical researches in order to learn how to analyse critically history processes and to frame hypotheses and interpretation of facts as proposed by chosen topics.
In the academic year 2021-2022 there will be two courses on Medieval History for 12 cfu called A and B. In the second semester the corse will be teached by Prof. Anna Rapetti.

The course Medieval History is intended exclusively for students who take the 12 CFU exam and consists of two parts that cannot be separated from each other.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 27/07/2021