Medieval history

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course offers an in-depth look at the medieval age, as well as the main languages and historiographical problems related to the period in question. The course aims in particular to provide methodological, lexical and conceptual tools suitable to safely address the historiographic debate.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce participants to the historiographical reflection on the medieval age, opening them to the use of published and unpublished sources and the bibliographic tools essential for the study of the period in question, with particular reference to the topic of medieval associationism. By taking a critical approach to the historiography and analysis of specific case studies, students will be introduced to different methodologies of historical investigation and how to approach archival documentation. At the end of the course students will be able to critically read sources and studies related to the historical period under examination and to elaborate autonomous reflections on a historiographic perspective that places not the public institutions but the primary system of relations from which the institutions derive at the centre of the historical investigation. 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. During the course, students - individually or in groups - will present and discuss readings suggested by the teacher. 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
First semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in asynchronous format via Ariel.
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.
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 of the course: Medieval associationism: worship, work, politics
Module 1: Being a body in the Middle Ages
Module 2: The multiple faces of the medieval 'schola': Historiography
Module 3: The multiple faces of the medieval 'schola': Sources
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
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- M. Gazzini, Confraternite e società cittadina nel medioevo italiano, CLUEB Bologna
- R. Greci, Corporazioni e mondo del lavoro nell'Italia padana medievale, CLUEB Bologna

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
Textbook (specify)
Knowledge of both the following volumes:
- M. Gazzini, Confraternite e società cittadina nel medioevo italiano, CLUEB Bologna
- R. Greci, Corporazioni e mondo del lavoro nell'Italia padana medievale, CLUEB Bologna
Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
- M. Gazzini, Confraternite e società cittadina nel medioevo italiano, CLUEB Bologna
- R. Greci, Corporazioni e mondo del lavoro nell'Italia padana medievale, CLUEB Bologna
- A. Poloni, Potere al popolo. Conflitti sociali e lotte politiche nell'Italia comunale del Duecento, Bruno Mondadori Milano

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the free following volumes:
- M. Gazzini, Confraternite e società cittadina nel medioevo italiano, CLUEB Bologna
- R. Greci, Corporazioni e mondo del lavoro nell'Italia padana medievale, CLUEB Bologna
- A. Poloni, Potere al popolo. Conflitti sociali e lotte politiche nell'Italia comunale del Duecento, Bruno Mondadori Milano

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.
- 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.
Unità didattica A
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica B
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica C
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)