Contemporary European History

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to deal with main events of European history during Twentieth Century, with particular reference to some countries.
Through the vision of historical films, the course also aims to provide tools for the use of cinema as a source for the study of history.
Expected learning outcomes
After the course, students must have a firm knowledge of the main subjects of contemporary European history, with particular reference to the countries studied.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Italy from the first world war to the terrorism in the Seventies.
Unit 1 - Italy from the First World War to the end of Fascism.
Unit 2 - Italy from the post-war period, to the economic boom, to the terrorism in the Seventies.
Prerequisites for admission
A general knowledge of history from 1848 to the present days, to be acquired through the study of Sabbatucci-Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo, Laterza
Teaching methods
During the lessons, the professor will outline the main events of Italian history in the period from the beginning of the Twentieth century to the Seventies, within the broader context of European history.
Through the vision of historical films, the course also aims to provide tools for the use of cinema as source for the study of history
Teaching Resources
Unit 1 -
- Giovanni Sabbatucci, Vittorio Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo, Roma-Bari, Laterza (con particolare attenzione ai capitoli inerenti la storia europea)
Films:
-La grande guerra (Mario Monicelli, 1959)
-La marcia su Roma (Dino Risi, 1962)
-Una giornata particolare (Ettore Scola, 1977)
-Paisà (Roberto Rossellini, 1946)

Unità 2 -
A book to be chosen among:
- G. Corni, Storia della Germania, Milano, Il Saggiatore
- M. Gervasoni, Francia, Milano, Unicopli
- G. Guazzaloca, Storia della Gran Bretagna (1832-2014), Firenze, Le Monnier
- E. Biagini, Storia dell'Irlanda dal 1845 a oggi, Bologna, il Mulino
- G. Hermet, Storia della Spagna nel Novecento, Bologna, il Mulino
- S. Colarizi, Storia del Novecento italiano, Milano, Rizzoli
- R. Bartlett, Storia della Russia, Milano, Mondadori
Films:
-C'eravamo tanto amati (Ettore Scola, 1974)
-Ladri di biciclette (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
-Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Luchino Visconti, 1960)
-Romanzo di una strage (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2012)

Non-attending students are strongly recommended to read:
G. De Luna, La passione e la ragione. Il mestiere dello storico contemporaneo, Bruno Mondadori
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam will consist of an oral test aimed at ascertaining the students' knowledge of European history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and their ability to analyze the texts and films specified in the program.
Teaching Unit 1
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
By appointment
Office hours are by appointment, via Skype.