History of the Renaissance

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of the history of the European Renaissance and the tools necessary for critical understanding of the main political, social and religious aspects of Renaissance civilization between the 15th and 16th centuries.
The course consists of face-to-face lectures and seminar activities including reading sources and reports in the students' classrooms on texts proposed by the instructor.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will have acquired the knowledge of the political, institutional, socio-economic and cultural development of the European Renaissance. They will be able to place the most representative events and figures in their chronological and geographical contexts. The student will be able to use language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: One Thousand years: Western Europe in the Middle Ages
Module 1: Early Modern History from Humanism to the Thirty Years War
Module 2: Early Modern History from the English Civil War to the Fall of Napoleon
Module 3: War and Society in Renaissance Europe
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. 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 and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
- Textbook: A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes
- G. Parker, La Rivoluzione Militare, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2014.
- D. Parrott, The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge U.P., Cambridge, 2015.

- Programme for 9 cfu:
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2, 3)
- Textbook: A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes
- G. Parker, La Rivoluzione Militare, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2014.
- D. Parrott, The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge U.P., Cambridge, 2015.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes
- P. Bianchi, P. del Negro (a cura di), Guerre ed eserciti nell'Età Moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
- A. Chastel, Il sacco di Roma 1527, Einaudi, Torino, 2010.
- J.R. Hale, Guerra e società nell'Europa del Rinascimento. (1450-1620), Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1987.
- J.R. Hale, L'organizzazione militare di Venezia nel '500, Jouvence, Roma, 1990.
- J. Glete, La guerra sul mare 1500-1650, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2017.
- M. Pellegrini, Le guerre d'Italia, il Mulino, Bologna, 2017 + M. Pellegrini, Il papato nel Rinascimento, il Mulino, 2010.
- M. Mallett, C. Shaw, The Italian Wars 1494-1559: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe, Rotledge, New York, 2019.
- M. Mallett, Signori e mercenari. La guerra nell'Italia del Rinascimento, Il Mulino Bologna, 2013.
- R. Puddu, Il soldato gentiluomo. Autoritratto d'una società guerriera: la Spagna del Cinquecento, Il Mulino, Bologna, 1983.


Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Textbook: A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.
Knowledge of the following volumes
- G. Parker, La Rivoluzione Militare, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2014.
- D. Parrott, The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge U.P., Cambridge, 2015.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes
- P. Bianchi, P. del Negro (a cura di), Guerre ed eserciti nell'Età Moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
- A. Chastel, Il sacco di Roma 1527, Einaudi, Torino, 2010.
- J.R. Hale, Guerra e società nell'Europa del Rinascimento. (1450-1620), Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1987.
- J.R. Hale, L'organizzazione militare di Venezia nel '500, Jouvence, Roma, 1990.
- J. Glete, La guerra sul mare 1500-1650, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2017.
- M. Pellegrini, Le guerre d'Italia, il Mulino, Bologna, 2017 + M. Pellegrini, Il papato nel Rinascimento, il Mulino, 2010.
- M. Mallett, C. Shaw, The Italian Wars 1494-1559: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe, Rotledge, New York, 2019.
- M. Mallett, Signori e mercenari. La guerra nell'Italia del Rinascimento, Il Mulino Bologna, 2013.
- R. Puddu, Il soldato gentiluomo. Autoritratto d'una società guerriera: la Spagna del Cinquecento, Il Mulino, Bologna, 1983.



- Programme for 9 cfu:
Textbook: A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.
Knowledge of the following volumes
- G. Parker, La Rivoluzione Militare, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2014.
- D. Parrott, The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge U.P., Cambridge, 2015.
Knowledge of two of the following volumes
- P. Bianchi, P. del Negro (a cura di), Guerre ed eserciti nell'Età Moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
- A. Chastel, Il sacco di Roma 1527, Einaudi, Torino, 2010.
- J.R. Hale, Guerra e società nell'Europa del Rinascimento. (1450-1620), Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1987.
- J.R. Hale, L'organizzazione militare di Venezia nel '500, Jouvence, Roma, 1990.
- J. Glete, La guerra sul mare 1500-1650, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2017.
- M. Pellegrini, Le guerre d'Italia, il Mulino, Bologna, 2017 + M. Pellegrini, Il papato nel Rinascimento, il Mulino, 2010.
- M. Mallett, C. Shaw, The Italian Wars 1494-1559: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe, Rotledge, New York, 2019.
- M. Mallett, Signori e mercenari. La guerra nell'Italia del Rinascimento, Il Mulino Bologna, 2013.
- R. Puddu, Il soldato gentiluomo. Autoritratto d'una società guerriera: la Spagna del Cinquecento, Il Mulino, Bologna, 1983.


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 preceded by a 20 minutes written test with both multiple choice and open questions.
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- 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