History of the Italian risorgiment

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of the political, economic, social and cultural history of the Italian states in the 19th century, and the process of building the unified Italian state, from a perspective never far separated from the more general European history. The course also provides the necessary tools for understanding the main ideological aspects of the Risorgimento political movements, and will develop reflection on the interpretations, memory and celebrations of the Risorgimento, as well as through literature, printing, cinematography and music.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have acquired knowledge of the political-institutional, socio-economic and cultural evolution of the pre-unitary states in the 19th century, and the first decades of the united life of the Kingdom of Italy; they will be able to orient themselves around the main historiographical interpretations of the Risorgimento movement and on some of the most important manifestations of the "public use" of those events in Italian culture and politics of the twentieth century.
They shall also be able to place the most representative events and figures in their chronological and geographical contexts, to use language tools to adequately express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and orient themselves within the research and analysis of sources. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning.

Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lectures will take place asynchronously using short recordings on the Microsoft Teams platform loaded on Ariel, as indicated by the University. The recordings will also contain images and movies. Occasionally they will be held in sync on the Microsoft Teams platform, as indicated by the university, to allow discussion. The warnings will be on Ariel.
Course syllabus
Course title: Italy and Italians in the 19th century
Part 1:: An international view: the world of the early nineteenth century and the Italian states (circa 1814-1848)
part 2: From national unification to the end of the century crisis (c. 1848-1901): politics, society, economy
part 3: The Risorgimento: myths, memory, images, interpretations, controversies
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.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Textbook: Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea, vol. 1, L'Ottocento, Pearson-Bruno Mondadori; or Franco Della Peruta, Storia dell'Ottocento: dalla Restaurazione alla "belle epoque", Le Monnier
Knowledge of the book: Marco Soresina, L'età della Restaurazione, 1815-1860. Gli stati italiani dal Congresso di Vienna al crollo, Mimesis (or Id., Italy before Italy: institutions, conflicts and political hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860, Routledge);

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
Textbook: Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea, vol. 1, L'Ottocento, Pearson-Bruno Mondadori; or Franco Della Peruta, Storia dell'Ottocento: dalla Restaurazione alla "belle epoque", Le Monnier
Knowledge of the book: Marco Soresina, L'età della Restaurazione, 1815-1860. Gli stati italiani dal Congresso di Vienna al crollo, Mimesis (or Id., Italy before Italy: institutions, conflicts and political hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860, Routledge);
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
· Arianna Arisi Rota, Il Risorgimento. Un viaggio politico e sentimentale, Il Mulino
· Alberto M. Banti, La nazione del Risorgimento. Parentela, santità e onore alle origini dell'Italia unita, Einaudi
· Francesco Benigno, La mala setta. Alle origini di mafia e camorra (1859/1878), Einaudi
· Fulvio Cammarano, Storia dell'Italia liberale, Laterza
· Franco Della Peruta, I democratici e la rivoluzione italiana. Dibattiti ideali e contrasti politici all'indomani del 1848, Franco Angeli
· Umberto Levra, a cura di, Cavour, l'Italia e l'Europa , Il Mulino
· Guido Pescosolido, Unità nazionale e sviluppo economico, 1750-1913, Laterza
· Carmine Pinto, La guerra per il Mezzogiorno. Italiani, borbonici e briganti 1860-1870, Laterza
· Adriano Prosperi, Un volgo disperso. Contadini d'Italia nell'Ottocento, Einaudi
· Alfonso Scirocco, Garibaldi: battaglie, amori, ideali di un cittadino del mondo, Laterza
· Carlotta Sorba, Il melodramma della nazione. Politica e sentimenti nell'età del Risorgimento, Laterza
· Marco Soresina, Non potendo esser fiori contentiamoci di essere radici. Una biografia di Cesare Correnti, Biblion

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu::
Textbook: Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea, vol. 1, L'Ottocento, Pearson-Bruno Mondadori; or Franco Della Peruta, Storia dell'Ottocento: dalla Restaurazione alla "belle epoque", Le Monnier
Knowledge of the following two volumes:
· Marco Soresina, L'età della Restaurazione, 1815-1860. Gli stati italiani dal Congresso di Vienna al crollo, Mimesis (or Id., Italy before Italy: institutions, conflicts and political hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860, Routledge);;
· Fulvio Cammarano, Storia dell'Italia liberale, Laterza

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Textbook: Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea, vol. 1, L'Ottocento, Pearson-Bruno Mondadori; or Franco Della Peruta, Storia dell'Ottocento: dalla Restaurazione alla "belle epoque", Le Monnier;
Knowledge of the following two volumes:
Marco Soresina, L'età della Restaurazione, 1815-1860. Gli stati italiani dal Congresso di Vienna al crollo, Mimesis (or Id., Italy before Italy: institutions, conflicts and political hopes in the Italian States, 1815-1860, Routledge);
· Fulvio Cammarano, Storia dell'Italia liberale, Laterza;
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
· Arianna Arisi Rota, Il Risorgimento. Un viaggio politico e sentimentale, Il Mulino
· Alberto M. Banti, La nazione del Risorgimento. Parentela, santità e onore alle origini dell'Italia unita, Einaudi
· Francesco Benigno, La mala setta. Alle origini di mafia e camorra (1859/1878), Einaudi
· Franco Della Peruta, I democratici e la rivoluzione italiana. Dibattiti ideali e contrasti politici all'indomani del 1848, Franco Angeli
· Umberto Levra, a cura di, Cavour, l'Italia e l'Europa , Il Mulino
· Guido Pescosolido, Unità nazionale e sviluppo economico, 1750-1913, Laterza
· Carmine Pinto, La guerra per il Mezzogiorno. Italiani, borbonici e briganti 1860-1870, Laterza
· Adriano Prosperi, Un volgo disperso. Contadini d'Italia nell'Ottocento, Einaudi
· Alfonso Scirocco, Garibaldi: battaglie, amori, ideali di un cittadino del mondo, Laterza
· Carlotta Sorba, Il melodramma della nazione. Politica e sentimenti nell'età del Risorgimento, Laterza
· Marco Soresina, Non potendo esser fiori contentiamoci di essere radici. Una biografia di Cesare Correnti, Biblion

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, written exam, experiment in laboratory etc;
- 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, communicative effectiveness and clarity of exposition
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- Possible materials utilised to sustain the exam and allowed during the exam itself: program books and course notes
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/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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