History of the family (2019/2020)

Course code
4S006110
Name of lecturer
Marina Garbellotti
Coordinator
Marina Garbellotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem 2B dal Apr 6, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

After retracing the principal historiographical steps of family history, the aim of the course is to thoroughly examine the main juridical, social and cultural changes between the 16th and 19th centuries, in particular the relationships between spouses and those between parents and sons and daughters.
In addition, the course aims: to expand the historiography of this topic; to explain the different models of the western family, some of which are not based on blood ties; to look into the necessary knowledge for contextualizing this model; to analyze the sources; to develop the critical sense and autonomy of judgment.

Syllabus

Using complementary teaching approaches (lectures on general history, seminars and labs aimed at analysing sources), the course aims to provide methodological tools and cultural bases to understand the historical, cultural and social changes, that condition the history the family during the XVI-XIX centuries with particular reference to the Italian context.

Texts for the exam

For students who do not attend:
- notes and documents given during lessons

Reference texts

Ago R., Borello B. (a cura di), Famiglie. Circolazione di beni, circuiti di affetti in età moderna, Roma, Viella, 2008.
Bellavitis A., Famille, genre, transmission à Venise au XVIe siècle, École française de Rome, 2008.
Bizzocchi R., Cicisbei. Morale privata e identità nazionale in Italia, Bari, Laterza, 2008.
Bizzocchi R., In famiglia. Storie di interessi e di affetti nell’Italia moderna, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2001.
Borello B., Il posto di ciascuno. Fratelli, sorelle e fratellanze (XVI-XIX secolo), Roma, Viella, 2016.
Casanova C., La famiglia italiana in età moderna, Roma, Carocci, 2002 (ed. or. 1997).
Cavallo S., Artisans of the Body in Early Modern Italy: identities, Families and Masculinities, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2007.
Cavina M., Il padre spodestato. L'autorità paterna dall'antichità, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008.
Cavina M., Nozze di sangue. Storia della violenza coniugale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011.
Chabot I., La dette des familles. Femmes, lignage et patrimoine à Florence aux XIVe et XVe siècle, Roma, École française de Rome, 2011.
D’Amelia M., La mamma, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005.
Fazio I., D. Lombardi D. (a cura di), Generazioni. Legami di parentela tra passato e presente, Roma, Viella, 2006.
Delille G., Famiglia e potere locale. Una prospettiva mediterranea, Bari, Edipuglia, 2011 (ed. or. 2003).
Gager E., Blood ties and fictive ties. Adoption and family life in early modern France, Princeton University Press, Princeton-New Jersey 1996.
Garbellotti M., Rossi M.C. (a cura di), Madri e padri sociali tra passato e presente. Per una storia dell’adozione, Roma, Viella, 2016.
Goudemet J., Il matrimonio in Occidente, Torino, SEI, 1989.
Lanzinger M., R. Sarti (a cura di), Celibi e nubili nella società moderna e contemporanea, Udine, Forum, 2005.
Lombardi D., Storia del matrimonio: dal Medioevo a oggi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008.
Merzario R., Adamocrazia: famiglie di emigranti in una regione alpina (Svizzera italiana, XVIII secolo), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2000.
Plebani T., Un secolo di sentimenti. Amori e conflitti generazionali nella Venezia del Settecento, Venezia, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, 2012.

Assessment methods and criteria

For the exam the students have to write a paper of 15 pages about a topic agreed with the professor, using at least three books of the list reference texts or, as an alternative, other books agreed with the professor. The paper must be sent at least ten days before the oral examination, based on a discussion of the paper and the topics discussed during the course. In addition to the paper the students who do not attend have to study for the oral examination a book of the list reference texts.