Early Modern History II - LM (2019/2020)

Course code
4S003920
Name of lecturer
Marco Bellabarba
Coordinator
Marco Bellabarba
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre - sede TN dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Acquisizione di una buona padronanza degli strumenti di ricerca relativi alla storia moderna, in modo che lo/la studente sia in grado di utilizzare criticamente le fonti e la letteratura relative a uno o più temi scelti come centrali per il modulo. L'attività didattica mirerà perciò a sviluppare quanto più possibile le capacità di ricerca individuale dello/la studente.

Syllabus

At the end of the First World War, many historians, but above all novelists, journalists, politicians, soldiers, who had lived in the territories of the Habsburg Empire, described the last years of life of a state that no longer existed. This enormous literary production created a representation of the Habsburg empire that was very successful, but that at same time, transformed its history into a myth. The aim of the course is to understand how and why this happened.


- history and literature; an introduction on the models;
- historical novels and national narratives;
- politics and literature in the Habsburg empire of the late nineteenth century
- the reforms of the second half of the nineteenth century and the search for a "scientific" history
- academic history and popular history in the Habsburg empire between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries;
- Before the Great War: the original forms of myth;
- the Great War tragedy and its story: novels, poems, diaries and memoirs.
- The post-war period and the genesis of the myth.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Magris Claudio Il mito absburgico nella letteratura austriaca moderna Einaudi 1976

Assessment methods and criteria

L'esame consisterà in: 1) una tesina scritta, di circa 15-20 cartelle (40-45.000 caratteri spazi inclusi) su un argomento trattato nel corso e una bibliografia concordata con il docente. La tesina dovrà essere consegnata via mail almeno due settimane prima della prova d'esame (70%). 2) un colloquio orale, basato sulla conoscenza del testo indicato al box seguente e sulla discussione della tesina (30%).

Compulsory text for attending students:

C. Magris, Il mito absburgico nella letteratura austriaca moderna, Torino, Einaudi (qualsiasi edizione).

Further readings will be given during the course to the attending students.
Attending students are pleased to read the following novels before the course starts:

J. Roth, La cripta dei cappuccini and La marcia di Radetzky
or
I. Andric, Il ponte sulla Drina.


The non attending students are expected to contact the professor.