Contemporary History (i+p) (2017/2018)

Course code
4S02147
Credits
12
Coordinator
Renato Camurri
Other available courses
Other available courses
Other available courses
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 M-STO/04-CONTEMPORARY HISTORY First half of Semester 1 , Second half of Semester 1 Renato Camurri
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 M-STO/04-CONTEMPORARY HISTORY First half of Semester 2 , Second half of Semester 2 Renato Camurri

Learning outcomes

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MM: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Learning outcomes The aim of this course is to introduce students to the study and to the methodology of Contemporary History. It presents a general view of the most important events of European history, included between 1789 and 1914 and is focused on political, cultural and social history which is approached from a comparative and transnational perspective. At he end of this course, participants must be able to knowing: a) questions and methods of Contemporary history, b) different historical phases included in so called “long nineteenth century”, c) most important events of this period distinguishing between general and national events, c) principal political culture, economics processes and social transformations of the period suggested, e) principal historiographical interpretations.
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MM: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Learning outcomes The principle aims of this class is to present a general view to the most important political, cultural and social events of the European history included between 1914 and the fall of Soviet communism. It is focused on political, cultural and social European history who is presented in a comparative and transnational perspective. At he end of this class, participants must be able to knowing: a) principals historical phases of the period included between 1914 and 1991, b) most important events of this period distinguishing between general events and national too, c) principal political culture, economics processes and social transformations of the period suggested, e) principal historiographical interpretations.

Syllabus

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MM: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Syllabus First two lessons are dedicated to methodological questions connected to Contemporary history. Third and forth lessons will be dedicated to Industrial Revolution, American Revolution and French Revolution. This is the list of the most relevant topics included in the program: - European revolution of 1848 - Different national process of unification and the transformation of political system - Big nation and the balance of European power - First globalisation and the division of the world - Mass and society in European context - The crisis of European balance at the beginning of XX century. Literature 1. G. Sabbatucci-V. Vidotto, Storia contemporanea. L’Ottocento, Laterza, 2009. 2. One book among these: A.M. Banti, La nazione del Risorgimento. Parentela, santità e onore alle origini dell’Italia unita, Einaudi, 2006. D. Beales-E.F. Biagini, Il Risorgimento e l’unificazione dell’Italia, Il Mulino, 2005. M. Isabella, Il Risorgimento in esilio. L’internazionale liberale e l’età delle rivoluzioni, Laterza, 2011. Students who don't partecipate to the lessons must add to these the book: C. Pavone, Prima lezione di storia contemporanea, Laterza, 2007. Didactic modes: Professor's lessons, guided tour to archives and museums, projections of movies and documentaries.
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MM: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Syllabus First lessons will be dedicated to principle methodological problems connect to the study of XX century history. This is the list of the most relevant topics included in the program: - IWW and its consequences - Afterward e the origins of totalitarian regimes - Italian fascism: the rise of power - Italian fascism: foreign politics and the construction of consensus - Weimar Republic e the birth of national socialism - Soviet Russian - The origin of IIWW - The fall of fascist dictatorship and Italian Resistance - After war and the new International balance - The birth of Italian republican political system - The Cold war - The decolonization process e the movement of protest - The fall of communism. Literature 1. T. Detti-G. Gozzini, Storia contemporanea, II, Il novecento, Bruno Mondadori (with the exception of chapter 20 and 21). 2. one book among these: O. Janz, 1914-1918. La Grande Guerra, Einaudi, 2103. J. Chapoutot, Controllare e distruggere. Fascismo, nazismo e regimi autoritari in Europa (1928-1945), Einaudi, 2015. A. Testi, Il secolo degli Stati Uniti, Il Mulino, 2008. D. Armitage, Guerre civili. Una storia attraverso le idee, Donzelli, 2017. The students who don't partecipate to the class must add to these references the book: R. Overy, Crisi tra le due guerre mondiali, Il Mulino, 1998 Didactic modes: Frontal lessons, guided tour to archives and museums, projections of movies and documentaries.

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Assessment methods and criteria 1. Exam is based on a written text with open and multiple choise questions. 2. Students must demonstrate their capacity in using historical concepts and an appropriate language. They must also demonstrate their ability in the connection between different historical processes, both national and international. 3. Questions will be based on the most important topics discussed during the lessons and suggested in the literature. 4. Method of valuation: the vote is expressed in marks from 18 to 30/30. Erasmus and overseas student can choose between written and oral examination. They can use books in foreign languages (English, French and Spanish). For more details: contact the teacher during his office hours. Other informations This course is propaedeutic to Storia contemporanea (p) scheduled in the second semester. Prerequisite: basic knowledges of principals historical events (XVIII- XX centuries).
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MM: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Assessment methods and criteria 1. exam is based on a written text. 2. Students must demonstrate their capacity in using historical concepts and the appropriate language. They must also demonstrate their ability in the connection between different historical processes, both national and international. 3. Questions will be based on the most important topics discussed during the lessons and suggested in the references. 4. Method of valuation: the vote is expressed in marks from 18 to 30/30. Erasmus and overseas student can choose between written and oral examination. They can use books in foreign languages (English, French and Spanish). For more details: contact the teacher during his office hours.