Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0046 (AF:384336 AR:256663)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Term
Course year
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The teaching falls within the basic teachings of the three-year degree course in History and it aims to provide students with the first methodological tools in the historical documentary field.
The graduate can apply the methodologies of disciplines related to historical studies in specific cases and at the basic level. He knows the fundamental notions of the disciplines and the techniques of reading the sources. He knows in depth the different types of sources for historical research.

The graduate knows how to critically use the main tools for finding information. He can use the basic tools necessary for the enhancement of historical and cultural heritage. He knows the different types of sources useful for historical reconstruction and he is able to interpret them in depth and effective way.
The student should have a basic knowledge of the Latin language.
The course analyzes the characteristics and salient moments of the documentation of medieval Europe, winth particular regard to the chancellery and notary production. The investigation is conducted with the help of written sources and with referral to the historiographic debate for crucial issues.
Students attending: A. Pratesi, Genesi e forme del documento medievale, Roma, Jouvence, 1979 and later editions. Course notes. F. Steffens, Paleographie latine, Roma, Multigrafica, 1982 (http://www.icar.beniculturali.it/biblio/_view_volume.asp?ID_VOLUME=51 ).

Studentes not attending: A. Pratesi, Genesi e forme del documento medievale, Roma, Jouvence, 1979 and later editions. F. Steffens, Paleographie latine, Roma, Multigrafica, 1982 (http://www.icar.beniculturali.it/biblio/_view_volume.asp?ID_VOLUME=51 ). A. Bartoli Langeli, Notai. Scrivere documenti nell'Italia medievale, Roma, Viella, 2006.
The exam is done through an oral exam. During the oral examination the student must demonstate knowledge of the arguments put forward during the course and knowing to expose formally.
Frontal course. Six hours of lessons weekly for five weeks. Attendance is recommended, although not mandatory.
Ca' Foscari applies the Italian law (law 17/1999; law 170/2010) for support services and accomodation for students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities. If you have a motor, visual, hearing disability or other disability (law 17/1999) or a specific learnig disorder (law 170/2010) and request support (classroom assistance, technological aids for conducting exams or individualized exams, accessible material, notes recovery, specialistic tutoring to support the study, interpreters or other) contact the Disability and DSA office disabilita@unive.it.
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Last update of the programme: 01/03/2023