The course aims at investigating issues and methods of the historian’s job as well as at introducing the concept because of which a history book is a product of his work. The lecture points out the following elements: a) which is the main issues that driver the author; b) which is the research behind it; c) to which cultural context does it belong; d) which are the used sources; e) which is the methodological approach used by the author.
Contents of the course: The advanced module focuses on the history of European historiography and on the origin of the idea of Europe. Part of the course concerns the practice of writing a history book as a constructing element in National identity, in relation to different geographical areas from the Balkans to the Middle East, from Russia to Japan, from India to the United States, from “Padania” to Italy.
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