Economic and social history of the middle ages

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of medieval economic history, as well as the tools necessary to understand the main economic, demographic and social aspects of medieval civilization from late antiquity to the 15th century.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the basic notions related to economic structures and social relations in the Medieval age, as well as the ability to recognize the main demographic behaviors of the populations of that era. They shall also be able to place the main themes and problems within their chronological and geographical contexts and will have acquired a habit of reflecting on the characteristics of the economy of a pre-industrial society. The student will be able to use language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to adequately express, in a clear and effective manner social, economic and political-institutional concepts; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for 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.
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

Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in synchronous format via 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.
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: Marginalized in the Middle Ages
Part 1: General characters of medieval economy and society
Part 2: Immigrants, poor and sick people
Part 3: Slaves and workers
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.
Moreover the teaching is based on didactic and multimedia material provided trougout platforms online Ariel and Teams and offers a "Laboratorio", also recommended for those wishing to graduate with the professor Del Bo, held by professor Igor Santos Salazar in the first semester.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
And textbook:
B. Del Bo, Medioevo economico. Uomini e donne tra due Pesti, in progress
If not avalaible: C.M. Cipolla, Storia economica dell'Europa pre-industriale, Bologna, il Mulino (any edition)
Knowledge of one of the following volumes
Nine essays of the student's choice, Introduction and Conclusions, from the volume: Carne e macellai tra Italia e Spagna nel Medioevo. Economia, politica, società, a cura di Beatrice Del Bo e Igor Santos Salazar, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2020
or B. Del Bo, L'età del lume. La luce nei secoli bui (in corso di pubblicazione)
or
G. Todeschini, Gli ebrei nell'Italia medievale, Carocci, 2018
or
G. Albini, Poveri e povertà nel Medioevo, Roma, Carocci, 2016

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
and Textbook: B. Del Bo, Medioevo economico. Uomini e donne tra due Pesti, in progress
If not avalaible: C.M. Cipolla, Storia economica dell'Europa pre-industriale, Bologna, il Mulino (any edition)
And Knowledge two of the following volumes
Nine essays of the student's choice, Introduction and Conclusions, from the volume: Carne e macellai tra Italia e Spagna nel Medioevo. Economia, politica, società, a cura di Beatrice Del Bo e Igor Santos Salazar, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2020
or
B. Del Bo, L'età de lume. La luce nei secoli bui, in progress
G. Todeschini, Gli ebrei nell'Italia medievale, Carocci, 2018
or
G. Albini, Poveri e povertà nel Medioevo, Roma, Carocci, 2016
or
Violenza alle donne. Una prospettiva medievale, a cura di A. Esposito, F. Franceschi, G. Piccinni, Bologna 2018
Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge the textbook:
B. Del Bo, Medioevo economico. Uomini e donne tra due Pesti, in progress
If not avalaible: C.M. Cipolla, Storia economica dell'Europa pre-industriale, Bologna, il Mulino (any edition)
Knowledge two of the following volumes:
B. Del Bo, L'età del lume. La luce nei secoli bui, in progress
· Nine essays, Introduction and Conclusions, of the student's choice from the volume: Carne e macellai tra Italia e Spagna nel Medioevo. Economia, politica, società, a cura di Beatrice Del Bo e Igor Santos Salazar, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2020
· G. Albini, Poveri e povertà nel Medioevo, Roma, Carocci, 2016
· Violenza alle donne. Una prospettiva medievale, a cura di A. Esposito, F. Franceschi, G. Piccinni, Bologna 2018
- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge the textbook:
B. Del Bo, Medioevo economico. Uomini e donne tra due Pesti, in progress
If not avalaible: C.M. Cipolla, Storia economica dell'Europa pre-industriale, Bologna, il Mulino (any edition)
And knowledge three of the following volumes:
B. Del Bo, L'età del lume. La luce nei secoli bui, in progress
· Nine essays, Introduction and Conclusions, of the student's choice from the volume: Carne e macellai tra Italia e Spagna nel Medioevo. Economia, politica, società, a cura di Beatrice Del Bo e Igor Santos Salazar, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2020
· G. Albini, Poveri e povertà nel Medioevo, Roma, Carocci, 2016
· Violenza alle donne. Una prospettiva medievale, a cura di A. Esposito, F. Franceschi, G. Piccinni, Bologna 2018
· G. Todeschini, Gli ebrei nell'Italia medievale, Carocci, 2018

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English, French, Spanish) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Method: oral exam.
- Type of examination: oral interrogation.
- Length of written examination or practice;
- 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, etc;
- 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/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
ONLINE ON TEAMS (code: ketg00x)
Phone/Teams