Medieval History, History of Christianity and Churches [Sede TN] (2014/2015)

Course code
4S001216
Credits
12
Coordinator
Giuseppe Albertoni
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
STORIA DEL CRISTIANESIMO E DELLE CHIESE 6 M-STO/07-HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND OF CHURCHES II semestre sede Trento Vincenza Zangara
STORIA MEDIEVALE 6 M-STO/01-MEDIEVAL HISTORY II semestre sede Trento Giuseppe Albertoni

Learning outcomes

Module: STORIA DEL CRISTIANESIMO E DELLE CHIESE
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The course aims to enhance understanding of the historical phenomenon of schismatic Churches within the Catholic Church, particularly by examining the making and consolidation of the Donatist Church in North Africa, in the IV century, as a case in point.


Module: STORIA MEDIEVALE
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The aim of the course is to provide students with the skills to carry out individual research on Medieval History.

Syllabus

Module: STORIA DEL CRISTIANESIMO E DELLE CHIESE
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Introduction to Donatism and to the main documents concerning its origin and consolidation, particularly through the examination of the anti-Donatist work by Optatus of Milevis.
References:
W.H.C. Frend, The Donatist Church. A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa, Oxford, Clarendon Press 1951 (rist.: 2003);
J.-L. Maier, Le dossier du donatisme, I: Des origins à la mort de Constance II (306-364); II: De Julien l’Apostat à Saint Jean Damascéne (361-750), Berlin, Akademie Verlag, 1987-1989;
C. Mazzucco, Ottato di Milevi in un secolo di studi: problemi e prospettive, Bologna, Patron, 1993;
Ottato di Milevi, La vera Chiesa. Introduzione, traduzione e note a cura di Lorenzo Dattrino (Collana di testi patristici, 71), Roma, Città Nuova Editrice, 1988;
Optat de Milève, Traité contre les donatistes. Tome I: Livres I-II. Introduction, texte critique, traduction et notes par M. Labrousse (Sources Chrétiennes, 412), Paris, du Cerf, 1995; Tome II: Livres III-VII. Texte critique, traduction, notes et index par M. Labrousse (Sources Chrétiennes, 413), Paris, du Cerf, 1996;
Optatus, Against the Donatists. Translated and edited by M. Edwards (Translated Texts for Historians, 27), Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 1997.


Module: STORIA MEDIEVALE
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The course will focus on the ottonian "imperium" and its political rituals.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: STORIA DEL CRISTIANESIMO E DELLE CHIESE
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Students must demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the subject and texts presented in class. Optatus of Milevis’s work will be read in L. Dattrino’s Italian translation.


Module: STORIA MEDIEVALE
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Written paper (ca. 15/20 pages) and oral exam.The paper must be submittet one week before the exam.
Books:
H. KELLER, Gli Ottoni. Una dinastia imperiale fra Europa e Italia (secc. X e XI), Roma, Carocci, 2012.
H. MÜNKLER, Imperi. Il dominio del mondo dall'antica Roma agli Stati Uniti, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012
Dossier of primary sources will be distributed in class.