Medieval History (m) (2012/2013)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Marco Stoffella
Marco Stoffella
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
semestrino IA, Semestrino IB

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to give students methodological skills and research techniques in order to enable them to develop an autonomous critical study and a research in the history of Europe in the Early Middle Ages, with a special attention to the political and social history of Europe and of central and northern Italy in the age of Charlemagne.


The requirements indicated to be admitted at the Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Storia e Geografia dell’Europa (SGE); a basic knowledge of Medieval history, Latin and English.

Syllabus: Students will be introduced to the major issues of political and social history in Europe during the Early Middle Ages through the discussion of historiography, the study of original sources and the analysis of some case studies. Special attention will be devoted to some areas of the Italian peninsula, which will be also compared to some other regions of central-northern Europe. The course will stress similarities and differences in the formation of political and social organization in Europe between 8th and 9th century, especially through the analysis of the development of local societies in the same period, and in particular through the analysis of case-studies.

Teaching methods: Frontal lectures, seminars.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. The additional book: M. Becher, Carlo Magno, Bologna, il Mulino, 2000 will be studieed by those who will not attend the lectures.