Introduction to Geography and History Study - INTRODUZIONE ALLO STUDIO DELLA STORIA (I) (2014/2015)

Course code
4S001363
Name of lecturer
Marco Stoffella
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Semestrino IB dal Nov 17, 2014 al Jan 17, 2015.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The teaching is preparatory to the investigation of history in different epochs, through an introduction to the processes of construction of the historical knowledge and its different phases: subjectivity of knowledge, research, treatment of the informations, reliability of sources, the building process of the text.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: a basic knowledge of history in general.

Contents: a methodological introduction to the study of history. Examination of the opportunities and of the problems given by a plurality of sources. The mith of Rome and of the Modern nations. An introduction to global history.

Texts:
1. Pietro Corrao, Paolo Viola, Introduzione agli studi di storia, Roma, Donzelli, 2005.
2. Sergio Luzzatto (a cura di), Prima lezione di metodo storico, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2010.
One more book is to be chosen between:
3a. Patrick J. Geary, Il mito delle nazioni. Le origini medievali dell’Europa, Roma, Carocci, 2009;
3b. Jared Diamond, Collasso. Come le società scelgono di morire o vivere, Torino, Einaudi, 2005;
3c. Andrea Giardina, André Vauchez, Il mito di Roma. Da Carlo Magno a Mussolini, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2000.
A recommended further reading is:
Marina Caffiero, Micaela Procaccia (a cura di), Vero e falso. L’uso politico della storia, Roma, Donzelli, 2008

Didactical methods: frontal lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam based on the discussion of the texts in the program (included the one chosen by students).