Contemporary History (i) (2020/2021)

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Learning outcomes

The course is proposed as a starting point for the approach to the themes and methodologies of contemporary history. It intends to provide the knowledge of the main events of European history from 1789 to 1914 and is focused on political, cultural and social history which is dealt with a comparative and transnational perspective. At the end of the course, the student must be able to know: a) problems and methods of contemporary history, b) the periodicity related to the definition of so called “long nineeenth century”, c) the most relevant events of this period, knowing to distinguish between those general and those related to the different national realities, c) the most important political cultures, economics processes and social transformations that mark the indicated period, e) historiographic interpretations.