History of Spain and Latin America

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to point out the different features of the history of Spain and Latin America from the year 1492 to the present time (Unit A), emphasizing the specificity of the different periods, contexts and concepts through in-depth monographic analyses (Unit B and Unit C).
Expected learning outcomes
Through the initial lectures, the discussion with the instructor and the individual work on the materials examined during the course (sources, historiography, literary texts, iconography, films and documentaries) and/or the autonomous study of the scheduled bibliography, students will be able to:
· 1) acquire a sure knowledge of the profile of the history of Spain and Latin America from the end of the fifteenth century to the presentday, identifying its fundamental connections and the main aspects;
· 2) understand, from a European, American, transatlantic and global perspective, the underlying dynamics of political-institutional, socio-cultural, economic and demographic phenomena that characterize the history of Spain and Latin America over the centuries under consideration;
· 3) learn to examine critically, and with close attention, the past-present relationship, sources and documents of different nature concerning wide-ranging phenomena within the general history of Spain and Latin America;
· 4) learn how to expose oral and/or written knowledge through individually submitted/redacted reports;
· 5) integrate the knowledge gained in the field of general history and analysis of sources and interpretations by establishing links with the other disciplines covered by the study path.
· Language of teaching: Italian
· Teaching method: face-to-face lessons
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Spain and Latin America from 1492 to the Third Millennium. A global perspective
Module 1: An introduction to the history of Spain and Latin America
Module 2: Spanish America and Latin America on screen: past, present, cultural memory
Module 3: Fragments of Spanish America and Latin America in Milan: past, present, cultural memory
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of the general outlines of modern and contemporary history is taken for granted.
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.
In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations are envisaged.
Teaching Resources
PROGRAMME - 9 CFU
Attending students:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
Knowledge of the selection of texts or one of the following volumes:
- M. M. Benzoni, Americhe e modernità. Un itinerario fra storia e storiografia dal 1492 ad oggi, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2012 (prima sezione) e L. Zanatta, Storia dell'America latina contemporanea, Laterza, Roma 20195
- J. H. Elliott, La Spagna imperiale 1469-1716, Il Mulino, Bologna 2006
- G. Hermet, Storia della Spagna nel Novecento, Il Mulino, Bologna 1999
- M. De Giuseppe - Gianni La Bella, Storia dell'America latina contemporanea, Il Mulino, Bologna 2019

Knowledge of the selection of movies and the following volume:
- S. Gruzinski, Abbiamo ancora bisogno della storia? Il senso del passato nel mondo globalizzato, Raffaello Cortina editore, Milano 2016

Knowledge of the following interview and texts:
- S. Gruzinski, Storia, memoria, immaginari nel mondo globalizzato, intervista a cura di Maria Matilde Benzoni, 2015: http://portalevideo.unimi.it/embedmedia?mid=478
- M. M. Benzoni - A. M. Gonzalez Luna (a cura di), Milano e il Messico. Dimensioni e figure di un'incontro a distanza dal Rinascimento alla Globalizzazione, Jaca Book, Milano 2010, Introduzione "Milano e il Messico. Il contesto storico-culturale", e pp.51-67)
- M. M. Benzoni, Federico Borromeo and the New World in Early Modern Milan, in E. Horodowich - L. Markey, The New World in Early Modern Italy 1492-1750, Cambridge University Press, New York 2017, pp. 103-117.
- M. V. Calvi - E. Perassi (a cura di), Milano città delle culture, ESI, Roma 2015, Introduzione e pp. 95-104, 135-144, pp. 301-312
- M. Catto - G.V. Signorotto, Milano, l'Ambrosiana e la conoscenza dei Nuovi Mondi (secoli XVII-XVIII), Bulzoni editore, Roma 2015, Introduzione e un saggio a scelta sull'America spagnola e/o la mondializzazione iberica
- Milano città mondo #04. Storie di vita tra Perù e l'Italia, MUDEC - COMUNE DI MILANO, Milano 2019

Non-attending students:
Knowledge of the selection of texts or one of the following volumes:
- M. M. Benzoni, Americhe e modernità. Un itinerario fra storia e storiografia dal 1492 ad oggi, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2012 (prima sezione) e L. Zanatta, Storia dell'America latina contemporanea, Laterza, Roma 20195
- J. H. Elliott, La Spagna imperiale 1469-1716, Il Mulino, Bologna 2006
- G. Hermet, Storia della Spagna nel Novecento, Il Mulino, Bologna 1999
- M. De Giuseppe - Gianni La Bella, Storia dell'America latina contemporanea, Il Mulino, Bologna 2019

Knowledge of the interview and two of the following volumes:
- S. Gruzinski, Storia, memoria, immaginari nel mondo globalizzato, intervista a cura di Maria Matilde Benzoni, 2015: http://portalevideo.unimi.it/embedmedia?mid=478
- G. Albanese, Dittature mediterranee. Sovversioni fasciste e colpi di Stato in Italia, Spagna e Portogallo, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2016
- M. De Giuseppe, L'altra America. I cattolici italiani da Medellín a Francesco, Morcelliana, Brescia 2017
- M. Donattini, Dal Nuovo Mondo all'America. Scoperte geografiche e colonialismo (secoli XV-XVI), Carocci editore, Roma 2017
- M. Livi Bacci, Conquista. La distruzione degli indios americani, Il Mulino, Bologna 2009
- G. Parker, Un solo re, un solo impero. Filippo II di Spagna, Il Mulino, Bologna 2005
- G. Ranzato, La grande paura del 1936. Come la Spagna precipitò nella guerra civile, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2011
- H. Rawlings, L'inquisizione spagnola, Il Mulino, Bologna 2008
- T. Todorov, La conquista dell'America. Il problema dell'"altro", Einaudi, Torino
- L. Zanatta, I sogni imperiali di Perón. Ascesa e crollo della politica estera peronista, Libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, Padova 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; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity, etc;
- 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