MODERN HISTORY

Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali MODERN HISTORY

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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
EQF6
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2022/2023



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
960LESSONS


Objectives
THE AIM OF THE COURSE IS TO INTRODUCE THE HISTORY OF THE MODERN AGE, FROM GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERIES (LATE 15TH CENTURY) TO THE CONGRESS OF VIENNA (1815), FOCUSING ON THE FUNDAMENTAL THEMES, FROM EXPLORATION TRIPS TO THE FORMATION OF THE MODERN STATE TO THE SPANISH AND FRENCH INTERVENTION IN THE PENINSULA, THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY REBELLIONS AND THE AMERICAN AND FRENCH REVOLUTIONS.
THE COURSE AIMS NOT ONLY TO MAKE KNOWN THE DYNAMICS OF HISTORICAL EVENTS WITH THEIR EFFECTS, BUT ALSO TO DEEPEN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS DEVELOPED BEFORE OR TOGETHER WITH THE EVENTS THAT WILL BE EXAMINED.

Prerequisites
IT IS EXPECTED THAT THERE WILL BE A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE GREAT HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE MODERN AGE.
Contents
THE COURSE WILL FOCUS ON A FEW SPECIFIC TOPICS: THE DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF THE NEW WORLD, THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPE, ITALY IN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT, REFORMATION AND COUNTER-REFORMATION, THE 17TH CENTURY CRISIS, THE NEW POWERS ON THE RISE, THE REVOLUTIONS, THE NAPOLEONIC EMPIRE. THE CLASSES WILL HELP THE STUDENTS WITH THE STUDY OF THE MANUAL, BUT ALSO WITH THE ACQUISITION OF NOTIONS AND CONCEPTS INTRODUCED BY HISTORIANS.
Teaching Methods
THE LESSONS WILL BE FRONTAL BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE HOURS DEVOTED TO THE ANALYSIS OF SOME HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS.
Verification of learning
THE COURSE INCLUDES A FINAL ORAL TEST, AIMED AT ASSESSING THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED, THE MASTERY WITH WHICH IT IS EXPOSED AND THE ABILITY TO EXPLAIN THE CAUSES OF PHENOMENA AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS.
Texts
FOR THE GENERAL PART,
A.MUSI, UN VIVAIO DI STORIA. L'EUROPA NEL MONDO MODERNO, BIBLION EDIZIONI, MILANO, 2020.
OTHER VOLUMES WILL BE INDICATED DURING THE LESSONS.

More Information
AS EXEMPLIFICATION, THE LESSONS WILL REFER TO SOME HISTORICAL SOURCES SYNCHRONOUS WITH EVENTS, THAT WILL BE PROVIDED DURING THE COURSE.
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