The aim of the course is to provide students with the skills to carry out individual research on Medieval History.
The lectures will be dedicated to the role of violence and war in the Frankish Society. In particular it will be studied the link between "private" and "public" armies.
B. JUSSEN, I franchi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.
One chapter or essay from the following books:
B. S. BACHRACH, Early carolingian warfare: prelude to empire, Philadelphia, University of Pennsilvania Press, 2001.
G. HALSALL (ed.),Violence and society in the early medieval West, Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1998.
G. HALSALL, Warfare and society in the barbarian West, London et al., Routledge, 2003.
S. GASPARRI, C. LA ROCCA, Tempi barbarici. L'Europa occidentale tra antichità e medioevo (300-900),Roma, Carocci, 2012 (only for students who have never taken an exam in Medieval history).
Written paper and oral exam.The essay must be sent to the Professor at least three days before the exam.
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