Extra-European Modern History (2015/2016)

Course code
4S001531
Name of lecturers
Fernando Jorge Devoto, Federica Bertagna
Coordinator
Fernando Jorge Devoto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Semestrino IIB dal Apr 18, 2016 al Jun 4, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Semestrino IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  

Learning outcomes

Professor: Fernando Devoto (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

The aim of the course is to provide the students with an interpretation of Latin American history that combines long durée with the analysis of the multiple links between Latin American and Europe from XVIIIth to XXIth centuries (i.e. the process of circulation of people, books, ideas)

Syllabus

Course description: The course will be dedicated to the history of Latin America, a region with a population of over 600 millions, that historically had and today has demographic, economic and cultural links with Europe and Italy.


Requirements in advance: Basic knowledge of Latin American history

Teaching method: Lessons, Seminars

Bibliography (attending and not attending students)

- J. L. Romero, Le città e le idee, storia urbana del Nuovo Mondo, Guida, Napoli, 1989*
- A. Gerbi, La disputa del Nuevo Mundo.Storia di una polemica, Milano, Adelphi, 2000*
- Albert O. Hirschman “La confessione di un dissenziente”; “La strategia dello sviluppo economico rivisitata” e Raul Prebisch “Cinque fasi della mia teoria sullo sviluppo” in G. Meier-D. Seers, I pionieri dello sviluppo, “Quale Sviluppo” 6-7, ASAL, 1988
- P. Bevilacqua-A. De Clementi-E. Franzina (a cura di), Storia dell´emigrazione italiana, Roma, Donzelli, 2001, 2 voll. *

Optional bibliography

- on Latin American history see: T. Halperín Donghi, Storia dell’America latina, Einaudi, Torino, 1972; A. Rouquié, L’America latina. Introduzione all´estremo Occidente, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2007; L. Bethell (ed.), The Cambridge History of Latin America, 10 voll., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1984-2008.
- on Latin American history in global perspective see: F. Braudel, Civiltà materiale, economia e capitalismo, Torino, Einaudi, 2006, v. 1 (Le strutture del quotidiano).
- on economics and demography see: R. Thorp, Progress, Poverty and Exclusion: an Economic History of Latin America in the 20th Century, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo-Unión Europea, Washington, 1998 and N. Sánchez Albornoz, La población de América Latina de los tiempos precolombinos al año 2025, Madrid, Alianza, 1994.
- on migrations from Europe to Latin America ses: S. Baily-E. Míguez, Mass Migration to Modern Latin America, Wilmington, Scholarly Resources, 2003.
- on cultural links see: C. Altamirano, Historia de los intelectuales en América Latina, Buenos Aires, Katz Editor, 2008-2009, 2. voll., D. Kanoussi, G. Schirru, G. Vacca, Gramsci in America Latina, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011; P. Colonnello (a cura di), Filosofia e Politica in America Latina, Roma, Armando Editore, 2005

* the chapters to study for the exam will be indicated in the first lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test (attending students); written test (not attending students)

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016