History of the church and heretical movment

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/07
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer the intellectual elements of the history of the church through the different historiographical orientations and specialized terminology in the long history of Christianity. The course aims to provide the conceptual and terminology tools suitable for scientific and popular historical communication.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce participants to the historical reflection on the history of the church through forms of non-conformist or heretical religiosity through the historical-critical use of published and unpublished sources and the printed and online bibliographic tools essential for the study of the period. Through the analysis of concrete examples, students will be introduced to different methodologies of historical investigation and the study of archival documentation on anti-heretical repression. 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 relating to heretics. 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 and insights through specialized 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
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation
Course syllabus
Title of the course: The saint and the heretic. Inquisitorial trials against Amedeo Landi (Milan, 1437-1447)
Part 1: Frameworks of Church History
Part 2: Non conformistic religious experiences
Part 3: Between Sanctity and Heresy: the inquisitorial trials against magister Amedeo Landi
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)
Part 1:
G.G. Merlo, Il cristianesimo medievale in Occidente, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2012

Part 2:
G.G. Merlo, Eretici ed eresie medievali, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011 (or following edition)


- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
Part 1:
G.G. Merlo, Il cristianesimo medievale in Occidente, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2012

Part 2:
G.G. Merlo, Eretici ed eresie medievali, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011 (or following edition)

Part 3:
Contro frate Bernardino da Siena. I processi contro il maestro Amedeo Landi (1437-1447), a cura di M. Benedetti, T. Danelli, Milano, Milano UP, 2021, pp. 1-50.


Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Part 1:
G.G. Merlo, Il cristianesimo medievale in Occidente, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2012

Part 2:
G.G. Merlo, Eretici ed eresie medievali, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011 (o edizioni successive)
M. Benedetti, Condannate al silenzio, Milano, Mimesis, 2017


- Programme for 9 cfu:

Part 1:
G.G. Merlo, Il cristianesimo medievale in Occidente, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2012

Part 2:
G.G. Merlo, Eretici ed eresie medievali, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011 (o edizioni successive)
M. Benedetti, Condannate al silenzio, Milano, Mimesis, 2017

Part 3:
Contro frate Bernardino da Siena. I processi contro il maestro Amedeo Landi (1437-1447), a cura di M. Benedetti, T. Danelli, Milano, Milano UP, 2021, pp. 1-120.

The text Contro frate Bernardino da Siena. I processi contro il maestro Amedeo Landi (1437-1447), a cura di M. Benedetti, T. Danelli, Milano, Milano UP, 2021 is available in www.libri.unimi.it


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. Part 3 is available in www.libri.unimi.it.


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. Module 3 is available in Ariel.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral interrogation;
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection; quality of exposition, 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.
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/07 - HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND OF CHURCHES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/07 - HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND OF CHURCHES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/07 - HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND OF CHURCHES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
ore 10:00-13:00
via Microsoft Teams