Medieval History, History of Christianity and Churches [Sede TN] (2016/2017)

Course code
4S001216
Credits
12
Coordinator
Emanuele Curzel
Other available courses
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
STORIA DEL CRISTIANESIMO E DELLE CHIESE 6 M-STO/07-HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND OF CHURCHES II sem Trento Vincenza Zangara
STORIA MEDIEVALE 6 M-STO/01-MEDIEVAL HISTORY II sem Trento Emanuele Curzel

Learning outcomes

Module: STORIA DEL CRISTIANESIMO E DELLE CHIESE
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Students will be introduced to one or more subjects concerning both ecclesiastical and secular societies and institutions during Late Antiquity and Middle Ages, and will gain the methodological and critical tools needed to carry on a research project.


Module: STORIA MEDIEVALE
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The course aims to introduce students to a specific topic about the medieval society and institutions, both ecclesiastic and laic, and to provide them with the skills to carry out individual research on Middle Age history.

Syllabus

Module: STORIA DEL CRISTIANESIMO E DELLE CHIESE
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First part (V. Zangara):
The western Church history took a new direction during the papacy of Leo the Great (440-461), concerning especially the primacy of Roman Church. After a general introduction about this pope, some of the most significant aspects of his papacy will be analised and critically discussed.


Module: STORIA MEDIEVALE
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Bishops at the end of the Middle Ages: Nicholas of Cusa bishop of Bressanone.
What did it mean to be a bishop in the late Middle Ages? What were the powers of the bishop? What kind of obstacles did he encounter? What was the distance between ideal and reality? The course will try to answer these questions. After a general introduction, we will focus on Nicholas of Cusa, a humanist who was bishop of Bressanone from 1450 to 1464, and on the bishops of Trento in the same years.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: STORIA DEL CRISTIANESIMO E DELLE CHIESE
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Oral exam.


Module: STORIA MEDIEVALE
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Oral exam. Attending students will be invited to produce papers on the topics discussed in the lectures; these activities will contribute to the final grade.