Modern history

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer both an introduction to the history of Europe within the context of transatlantic and global interactions from the end of 15th to the first decades of 19th Century and an in-depth monographic analysis. More particularly, part of the course focuses on the analysis of a selection of international movies in order both to improve the knowledge relevant to European history and to approach the themes of representation of the past in the film industry and cultural memory.
Expected learning outcomes
· Thanks to the course, the interaction with the teacher, the autonomous examination of the documents analised in class and/or autonomous learning (see. NF bibliography), the students will be able to:
· Acquire the knowledge of European history from the end of 15th century to the first decades of 19th century, with a specific focus on its prominent features.
· Understand the underlying political-institutional, socio-cultural, economic and demographic dynamics of European History in the above mentioned centuries from a transatlantic and global perspective.
· Learn to analyse critically sources and documents relevant to European history with a specific attention to past-present dynamics.
· Learn to explain the knowledge acquired both in oral and/or written form.
· Learn to connect the knowledge acquired with regard to European History phenomena, sources and interpretations with other subjects of the curriculum

The course aims at forstering students' ability for both connecting differents epochs and issues of European history, and analysing critically diverse sources. In addition, the course is intended to forster awareness of the historical depth both of the relation between Early modern and modern Europe and today globalized world, and the intrinsically cross-cultural and multicultural character of European societies and cultures in the past and at the present time
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Global interactions (16th-19th centuries)
Module A: An introduction to modern history
Module B: Europe and the Americas on screen: history and cultural memory

The course aims to offer both an introduction to the history of Europe within the context of transatlantic and global interactions from 16th century to the first decades of 19th Century (Unit A) and an in-depth monographic analysis (Unit B). More particularly, the Unit B focuses on the analysis of a selection of international movies in order both to improve the knowledge relevant to European history, and to approach the themes of representation of the past in the film industry and cultural memory.

The programme is valid until July 2021.
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.
In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations are envisaged.
Teaching Resources
PROGRAMME - 6 CFU
Attending students:

Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (Modules A, B)

Module A:
Knowledge of the following volume:
R. Ago - V. Vidotto, Storia moderna, Laterza, Roma-Bari 201820
The use of an historical atlas is strongly raccomanded.

Module B:
Knowledge of the selection of movies and the following volumes:
G. Parker, Le relazioni globali nell'età moderna, 1400-1800, Il Mulino, Bologna 2012
S. Gruzinski, Abbiamo ancora bisogno della storia? Il senso del passato nel mondo globalizzato, Raffaello Cortina editore, Milano 2016.

Non-attending students:

Module A:
Knowledge of the following volume:
R. Ago - V. Vidotto, Storia moderna, Laterza, Roma-Bari 201820
The use of an historical atlas is strongly raccomanded.

Module B:
Knowledge of two volumes.
The texts must be chosen within a single thematic area.

French
P. Burke, Il Re Sole, Il Saggiatore, Milano 2017
P. R. Campbell, Luigi XIV e la Francia del suo tempo, Il Mulino, Bologna 1997
V. Criscuolo, Napoleone, Bologna, Il Mulino, Bologna 2009
E. Mannucci, La rivoluzione francese, Carocci, Roma 2002

Spanish - Portuguese
G. Parker, Un solo re, un solo impero. Filippo II di Spagna, Il Mulino 2005
H. Rawlings, L'Inquisizione spagnola, Il Mulino 2008
M. M. Benzoni, Americhe e modernità. Un itinerario fra storia e storiografia dal 1492 ad oggi, FrancoAngeli, Milano 2012
T. Todorov, La conquista dell'America. Il problema dell'altro, Einaudi, Torino 2005
J. H. Elliott, La Spagna imperiale. 1469-1716, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2006

English
G. Abbattista, La rivoluzione americana, Laterza, Bari-Roma 20196
T. Bonazzi, La rivoluzione americana, Il Mulino, Bologna 2018
M. D. Palmer, Enrico VIII, Il Mulino, Bologna 2003
P. Wende, L'impero britannico. Storia di una potenza mondiale, Einaudi, Torino 2009

Polish
J. Lukowski - H. Zawadzki, Polonia. il paese che rinasce, Beit, Trieste 2009
A selection of chapters: R. I. Frost, The Oxford History of Poland. The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569, OUP, Oxford 2018

Russian
P. Buschkovitch, Breve storia della Russia: dalle origini a Putin, Einaudi, Torino 2013
L. Hughes, Pietro il Grande, Einaudi, Torino 2012
W. Marshall, Pietro il Grande e la Russia del suo tempo, il Mulino, Bologna, 1999
M. Raeff, La Russia degli zar, Laterza, Roma 1989

Scandinavian languages
N. Kent, A Concise History of Sweden, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2008
A selection of chapters: E. I. Kouri - J. E. Olesen (eds.), The Cambridge History of Scandinavia, 2, 1520-1870, Cambridge University Press, 2016



German
R. H. Bainton, La Riforma protestante, Einaudi, Torino 2000, pp. 280
R. H. Bainton, Lutero, Einaudi, Torino 2013
T. Kaufmann, Lutero, Il Mulino, Bologna 2007
M. Rady, Carlo V e il suo tempo, Il Mulino, Bologna 1997

General themes
V. Criscuolo, Il congresso di Vienna, Il Mulino, Bologna 2015
S. Faroqhi, L'impero ottomano, Il Mulino, Bologna 2014
M. Füssel, La guerra dei sette anni, Il Mulino, Bologna 2013
K. Kreiser, Storia di Istanbul, Il Mulino, Bologna 2010
F. Morelli, Il mondo atlantico. Una storia senza confini, Carocci, Roma 20174
Schmidt G., La guerra dei Trent'anni, Il Mulino, Bologna 2015


The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
https://mbenzonissal.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v5/home/Default.aspx
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
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