Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Attendance to classes is mandatory. Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in early-modern history, with particular reference to the revolutionary and Napoleonic period:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowing the main types of sources about the revolutionary and Napoleonic period: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished;
- writing up research results by using specific language of the subject and editorial style of essays.
These skills will be first acquired through classes, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper, on the basis of reading and discussion of essays and published sources. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the ability to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
Laboratory is also based on didactic material provided on ARIEL
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures.
Knowledge of the sources examined during lectures.
Reading one of the following essays is recommended:
1) P. Carrega, Le feste del Regno d'Italia Napoleonico tra modello rivoluzionario e suggestioni d'antico regime (1805-1814), «Il Risorgimento: rivista di storia del Risorgimento e di storia contemporanea», 1 (2004), pp. 5-72.
2) L. Gagliardi, Milano in rivoluzione. Patrioti e popolo di fronte all'invasione francese (1796-1799), Milano, Unicopli, 2009, pp. 30-35, 81-103, 185-203.
3) I. Pederzani, Il catechismo imperiale del 1806 "non della Chiesa ma del governo francese": la traduzione italiana, in A. Robbiati Bianchi, La formazione del primo Stato italiano e Milano capitale, 1802-1814, Milano, Istituto lombardo Accademia di scienze e lettere, 2006, pp. 631-668.
4) L. Guerci, "Mente, cuore, coraggio, virtù repubblicane". Educare il popolo nell'Italia in rivoluzione (1796-1799), Torino, Tirrenia stampatori, 1992, pp. 17-87.
Completing the programme with two of the articles mentioned above.
International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu
The format of the assesement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer