History of the Age of Enlightenment and Revolutions

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course is aimed at students of the three-year degree. The lectures are held in a seminarian form, through the analysis and discussion in the classroom of documents and texts selected and proposed by the instructor, and aim to provide an adequate awareness of the methods and purposes of historical research, the ability to critically analyze sources, and to provide a full understanding of the premises and results of historical debate.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student must:
Knowledge: have acquired a good mastery of the main problems relating to the history of socialist thought from the 18th century utopianism and up to the Manifesto of the Communist Party of Marx and Engels.
Skills: know how to critically read texts and their source references and understand how to acquire their contents; know how to present arguments in ordered manner and with appropriate language.
Students opting not to attend the lesson will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the teacher on Ariel.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: The origins of socialist Thought: from the Eighteenth-century utopianism to the Manifesto of Communist Party
Module 1: The idea of a perfect Society
Module 2: From eighteenth-century utopianism to revolutionary egalitarianism
Module 3: Socialism before Marx and the genesis of the Manifest of the Communist Party
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Teacher's exposition will always be integrated with the direct analysis of sources and documents in the classroom, in order to provide students with a first experience of historical research methods. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic material provided on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Knowledge of the following volume: Gian Mario BRAVO, Storia del socialismo 1798-1848. Il socialismo prima di Marx, Editori riuniti, 2014 (pp. 1-282)

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
Knowledge of the following volume: Gian Mario BRAVO, Storia del socialismo 1798-1848. Il socialismo prima di Marx, Editori riuniti, 2014 (pp. 1-282)
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Alessandro GALANTE GARRONE, Filippo Buonarroti e i rivoluzionari dell'Ottocento, Torino, Einaudi, 1997
- Mirella LARIZZA, Fourier, Firenze, Olschki, 2002
- Daniele ANDREATTA, Proudhon dall'anarchia alla federazione, Rubbettino, 2010
- Scienza, industria e società: Saint-Simon e i suoi primi seguaci, a cura di Mirella LARIZZA, Milano, Il saggiatore, 1980
- Giuseppe BEDESCHI, Introduzione a Marx, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1997, TOGETHER WITH Karl MARX-Friedrich ENGELS, Manifesto del partito comunista (qualsiasi edizione commentata)
- Norberto BOBBIO, Né con Marx né contro Marx, Roma, Editori riuniti, 2016
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Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the following volumes: Gian Mario BRAVO, Storia del socialismo 1798-1848. Il socialismo prima di Marx, Editori riuniti, 2014 (pp. 1-282)
Alessandro GALANTE GARRONE, Filippo Buonarroti e i rivoluzionari dell'Ottocento, Torino, Einaudi, 1997

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the following volumes: Gian Mario BRAVO, Storia del socialismo 1798-1848. Il socialismo prima di Marx, Editori riuniti, 2014 (pp. 1-282)
Alessandro GALANTE GARRONE, Filippo Buonarroti e i rivoluzionari dell'Ottocento, Torino, Einaudi, 1997
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Mirella LARIZZA, Fourier, Firenze, Olschki, 2002
- Daniele ANDREATTA, Proudhon dall'anarchia alla federazione, Rubbettino, 2010
- Scienza, industria e società: Saint-Simon e i suoi primi seguaci, a cura di Mirella LARIZZA, Milano, Il saggiatore, 1980
- Giuseppe BEDESCHI, Introduzione a Marx, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1997, TOGETHER WITH Karl MARX-Friedrich ENGELS, Manifesto del partito comunista (qualsiasi edizione commentata)
- Norberto BOBBIO, Né con Marx né contro Marx, Roma, Editori riuniti, 2016

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral interrogation
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy and clarity of exposition.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours