History of the Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer the intellectual elements of the history of Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation as well as the guidelines and historiographic languages relating to the period under consideration. The course also aims to provide lexical and conceptual tools suitable for both scientific and popular historical communication.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce participants to the historical reflection on the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, opening them to the use of published and unpublished sources and the printed and online bibliographic tools essential for the study of the Early-Modern Age. Through the analysis of concrete examples, students will be introduced to different methodologies of historical investigation and the study of archival documentation. At the end of the course students will be able to critically read primary sources and scientific texts relating to the historical period under consideration and develop independent reflections on the main historical and historiographical issues related to the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom: in particular, through critical reflection on documents and texts proposed for individual analysis and participation in seminar activities. These will be expressed during the course, through presentation and discussion by the students - individually or in groups - regarding documents proposed by the instructor.
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
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in asynchronous format via Microsoft Teams.
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) in case of lockdown.
The means and criteria for participation in the live lectures, which will need booking through a specific app, will be indicated on the University website.
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 in English: Wars of Religion: a European History (1547-1648)
Module 1: The Reformation
Module 2: Ritual of Violence
Module 3: The languages of Politics
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the admission to the MA degree in historical science.
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
Warning
All students, both attending and non-attending, wishing to take the exam will have to settle the exam with the teacher during office hours or by e-mail.
The 9 cfu program corresponds to the topics covered in the three modules of the course; the 6 cfu program, on the other hand, only in the first two modules.
National and international students or Erasmus incoming students are invited to contact the teacher in charge of the course in order to settle the examination program, possibly in French or English. The examination modalities for students with disabilities and/or DSA must be settled with the teacher, in agreement with the competent Office.

Examination program for attending students
Students wishing to take the 9 cfu exam will have to choose two texts, one for each group.
Those who will take the 6 cfu exam will have to choose only one of the first group.

Group I
- L. Felici, La Riforma protestante nell'Europa del Cinquecento, Carocci, Roma, 2017.
- M. Greengrass, La Cristianità in frantumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2017, only part I and III.
- D. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Riforma. La divisione della casa comune europea (1490-1700), Carocci, Roma, 2017, only part I.
- A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.

Group II
- P. Benedict, Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism, Yale University Press, 2002, New Haven, pp. 1-292.
- M. Greengrass, La Cristianità in frantumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2017, parts IV and V.
- M.P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion 1562-1629, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
- V. Lavenia, Dio in uniforme. Cappellani, catechesi cattolica e soldati in età moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
- B.J. Kaplan. Divided By Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2007.
- D. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Riforma. La divisione della casa comune europea (1490-1700), Carocci, Roma, 2017, only part II.
- G. Murdock, P. Roberts, A. Spicer (eds.), Ritual and Violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France, Past & Present's Supplement 7, 2012.
- G. Parker, The Dutch Revolt, Penguin, London, 2002.
-G. Parker, La Guerra dei Trent'anni, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 1994.
- A. Spagnoletti, Filippo II, Salerno, Roma, 2018.
- C. Vivanti, Le guerre di religione nel Cinquecento, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2007 + S. Tabacchi, La strage di san Bartolomeo. Una notte di sangue a Parigi, Salerno, Roma, 2018. Inseparable readings.

Exam program for non-attending students
Those who want to take the 9 cfu exam will choose one text from the first group and two from the second.
Those who want to take the 6 cfu exam will have to choose only one text for each group.

Group I
- L. Felici, La Riforma protestante nell'Europa del Cinquecento, Carocci, Roma, 2017.
- M. Greengrass, La Cristianità in frantumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2017, only part I and III.
- D. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Riforma. La divisione della casa comune europea (1490-1700), Carocci, Roma, 2017, only part I.
- A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.

Group II
- P. Benedict, Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism, Yale University Press, 2002, New Haven, pp. 1-292.
- M. Greengrass, La Cristianità in frantumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2017, parts IV and V.
- M.P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion 1562-1629, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
- V. Lavenia, Dio in uniforme. Cappellani, catechesi cattolica e soldati in età moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
- B.J. Kaplan. Divided By Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2007.
- D. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Riforma. La divisione della casa comune europea (1490-1700), Carocci, Roma, 2017, only part II.
- G. Murdock, P. Roberts, A. Spicer (eds.), Ritual and Violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France, Past & Present's Supplement 7, 2012.
- G. Parker, The Dutch Revolt, Penguin, London, 2002.
-G. Parker, La Guerra dei Trent'anni, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 1994.
- A. Spagnoletti, Filippo II, Salerno, Roma, 2018.
- C. Vivanti, Le guerre di religione nel Cinquecento, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2007 + S. Tabacchi, La strage di san Bartolomeo. Una notte di sangue a Parigi, Salerno, Roma, 2018. Inseparable readings.
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.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
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