Early Modern History (i+p) - II MODULO PARTE (P) (2019/2020)

Course code
4S02148
Name of lecturer
Gian Paolo Romagnani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem 2B dal Apr 6, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

KNOWLEDGE:
Within the three-year degree courses in Humanities and Philosophy, the teaching of history is of fundamental importance to provide the spatial-temporal coordinates within which different civilizations have developed, not only in Europe. Modern history, in particular, proposes itself as a discipline of "context" to understand the profound transformations of the world between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. At the end of the course the student will have to know the main developments of European political, social and intellectual history from the end of the 15th to the first half of the 19th century.

ABILITY:
The historical approach, based on research, examination and criticism of the sources and their interpretation (susceptible to different solutions) is an ineliminable moment not only of the humanistic disciplines, but of all knowledge.
At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate to be able to critically examine a source and to critically interpret a text of history (also the manual) enucleandone the interpretative key, aware that the interpretations of historical facts can also be very different from each other, but must all be based on a proper examination of the sources.

Syllabus

PROGRAMME:
Advanced Module: The Enlightenment of Philosophers and the Enlightenment of Historians. Comparative Interpretations
The course will cover the following topics:
1. The "crisis of European conscience"
2. Eighteenth-century Europe: politics and reforms
3. The economic revolutions of the modern age. The "great divergence"
4. Europe of the Enlightenment: different approaches
5. Philosophers' Enlightenment and Historians' Enlightenment
6. Reason and passion. Utopia and reform
7. The political thought of the Enlightenment
8. The different generations of Enlightenment
9. The Encyclopédie enterprise
10. Enlightenment and reforms in Italy
11. The Radical Enlightenment
12. Enlightenment and human rights
13. From New England to the United States of America

Progressed module 6 CFU (two volumes of your choice, one of the first and one of the second group):

FIRST GROUP:
- F. Venturi, Utopia e riforma nell’Illuminismo, Einaudi, Torino, 1970
- E. Tortarolo, L’Illuminismo. Ragioni e dubbi della modernità, Carocci, Roma, 1999
- V. Ferrone, Lezioni illuministiche, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2010 (parcolarmente indicato per gli studenti di Filosofia)
- J. Israel, Una rivoluzione della mente. L’illuminismo radicale e le origini intellettuali della democrazia moderna, Einaudi, Torino, 2011
- V. Ferrone, Il mondo dell’illuminismo. Storia di una rivoluzione culturale, Einaudi, Torino, 2019

SECOND GROUP:
- R. Chartier, Le origini culturali della Rivoluzione francese, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1991
- R. Darnton, Libri proibiti. Pornografia, satira e utopia all’origine della rivoluzione francese, il Saggiatore, Milano, 2019 [prima edizione: 1995]
- R. Darnton, L’età dell’informazione. Una guida non convenzionale al Settecento, Adelphi, Milano, 2007
- A. Trampus, Il diritto alla felicità. Storia di un’idea, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2008
- L. Hunt, La forza dell’empatia. Una storia dei diritti dell’uomo, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2010
- P. Delpiano, Liberi di scrivere. La battaglia per la stampa nell’età dei Lumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2015
- G. Tocchini, Arte e politica nella cultura dei Lumi. Diderot, Rousseau e la critica dell’antico regime artistico, Carocci, Roma, 2016

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
V. Ferrone Il mondo dell’illuminismo. Storia di una rivoluzione culturale Einaudi 2019 9788806240929
L. Felici La Riforma protestante nell’Europa del Cinquecento Carocci 2016 9788843084623 (volume a scelta)
M. A. Visceglia (a cura di) Le radici storiche dell’Europa. L’età moderna Viella 2007 9788883342264 (libro a scelta)
D. Roche, Storia delle cose banali. La nascita del consumo in occidente Editori Riuniti 1999 8835947847
M. Rosa, M. Vega Una storia europea. Dalla fine del Medioevo ai nostri giorni Bruno Mondadori 2011 9788861591097 (volume a scelta)
R. Sarti Vita di casa. Abitare, mangiare, vestire nell’Europa moderna Laterza 2004 8842063592 (primo gruppo, libro a scelta)

Assessment methods and criteria

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