Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0318 (AF:448552 AR:253072)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
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The discipline belongs to the core educational activities of the Master’s Degree Programme in History from the Middle Ages to Present. Those activities prepare students to specialize in history in and outside Europe acquiring a specific understanding of the epistemological foundations of a historian’s practice and of the methodology of investigation of different types of sources, also the original ones. The instructional goal of the course is to give the thorough knowledge of the historical dimension of the countries which face the Mediterranean. This knowledge answers the learning outcome to prepare students to elaborate an analysis of the relationship between anthropological and social structures of Mediterranean countries and their political institutions.
The attendance and the active participation at the course and the individual study allow the students: 1) to acquire the knowledge and the understanding of the most important Mediterranean cultural frameworks; 2) to learn to compare the different societies which followed each other during the past in the Mediterranean area; 3) to be able to evaluate critically the studies on Mediterranean History and the original sources about it.
Knowledge of the basic events of European general and institutional History, even if the student hasn’t passed yet the specific examinations.
The first part of the course will examine some important cultural problems which have been studied by historians and anthropologists of the Mediterranean. In the second part of the course the lessons will deal with the analysis of the institutions and of the customs, especially of the Italian island regions.

For students who can’t attend the course the general contents of the programme will be the same. The students will study them through the texts indicated in the section 'Referral texts' of this Syllabus.
The students who attend the course will prepare the exam through the notes of the lessons.

The students who can’t attend the course will study these two texts:

- Dionigi Albera, Anton Blok, Christian Bromberger (eds.), Antropologia del Mediterraneo, Milano, Guerini scientifica, 2007.

- Norbert Rouland, Antropologia giuridica, Milano, Giuffrè, 1992 (from p. 175 to p. 487).

The examination will be oral and will last about 30 minutes. It will aim at verifying the assimilation of the contents of the course, their exposure in a formal way and the critical ability of the student.
Frontal lessons (highly interactive lecture-style presentation).
Teaching language: Italian.

In a continuous interaction with the students, during the course, as often as necessary, it will be given a supplemental bibliography and it will be possible also to examine audiovisual materials.

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

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 20/02/2023