History of the Age of Enlightenment and Revolutions

A.Y. 2020/2021
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
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in asynchronous format.
The audio-recorded lessons will be posted on the Ariel website together with the documents and texts that the teacher will present and critically analyze
If possible, there will also be some meetings on the Microsoft teams platform with all attending students in order to discuss any problems and to analyze together questions and critical remarks from the students.
On the course page on Ariel, students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the programme and its related documents (bibliography etc).
Finally, in case it proves impossible to hold the exam face to face, the exam will take place remotely, in ways which will be communicated on the course page on Ariel at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
Title ogf the course: The French revolution: from the aristocratic revolt to the fall of the monarchy (1786-1792)
Part 1: French society before the revolution
Part 2: The fall of the ancient regime and the outbreak of revolution
Part 3: The failure of the constitutional monarchy
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 order to provide students with a first experience of historical research methods. Discussion with the teacher 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 together with the essays, texts and documents posted on the ARIEL site (parts 1 and 2)
Knowledge of the following volume: Georges LEFEBVRE, L'ottantanove, Torino, Einaudi, 1975

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures together with the essays, texts and documents posted on the ARIEL site (parts 1, 2 and 3)
Knowledge of the following volume: Georges LEFEBVRE, L'ottantanove, Torino, Einaudi, 1975
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Haim BURSTIN, Rivoluzionari. Antropologia politica della Rivoluzione francese. Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2016
- Roger CHARTIER, Le origini culturali della Rivoluzione francese, Roma- Bari, Laterza, 1991
- Roberto MARTUCCI, L'ossessione costituente, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
- Sanculotti e contadini nella Rivoluzione Francese, a cura di Armando SAITTA, Res Gestae, 2016.
- Timothy THACKETT, In nome del popolo sovrano, Roma, Carocci, 2000

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the following volumes:
- Michel VOVELLE, La caduta della monarchia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1974 OR Donald G. SUTHERLAND, Rivoluzione e controrivoluzione. La Francia dal 1789 al 1815, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2000, pp. 1-371
- Timothy THACKETT, In nome del popolo sovrano, Roma, Carocci, 2000

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the following volumes:
Michel VOVELLE, La caduta della monarchia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1974 OR Donald G. SUTHERLAND, Rivoluzione e controrivoluzione. La Francia dal 1789 al 1815, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2000, pp. 1-371
- Timothy THACKETT, In nome del popolo sovrano, Roma, Carocci, 2000
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Haim BURSTIN, Rivoluzionari. Antropologia politica della Rivoluzione francese. Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2016
- Roberto MARTUCCI, L'ossessione costituente, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
- Sanculotti e contadini nella Rivoluzione Francese, a cura di Armando SAITTA, Res Gestae, 2016.

WARNING - The books on this list that are out of print are owned by the History Library and are readily available in all major public libraries.

PLEASE NOTE - THE LIST OF TEXT BOOKS INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM MUST BE CONSIDERED WIDELY PROVISIONAL AND PARTIAL, THEREFORE SUBJECT TO CHANGES AND ADDITIONS. THE COMPLETE LIST WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH THE DEFINITIVE PROGRAM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE.

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