History of the Early modern Italian States

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to outline the geography of power and territories, as well as the political, economic and social dynamics that interested Italian states during the ancien régime. The aim of this course has two objectives: a) to ensure knowledge of the institutions, economy, society, and culture of the Italian peninsula during the ancien régime; b) the reach the ability to deal with historical problems in a critical way, acquired through the examination of texts, sources and historiographical debates within the lesson. The course consists of face-to-face lectures and seminar activities including the reading sources and reports in the students' classrooms on texts proposed by the instructor.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: mastery of themes and problems related to the history of the Italian states of the ancien régime, to be achieved by attending lectures, and the study of the monographs and documents examined in the classroom.
Skills: knowing how to read texts critically and acquire their contents; knowing how to focus on the sources of history and the main historiographical currents; knowing how to expose present arguments in an orderly fashion and with appropriate language.
Students opting not to attend lessons will be able to deepen their knowledge into the main topics through special readings and compare ideas with the instructor both by email and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for the academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months based on the evolution of the public health evolution.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: From the Crisis of the European Mind to the Age of Reformations
Part 1: The Early Modern Italian States
Part 2: The Italian States: Sources and Historiography
Part 3: Italy in the XVIIIth Century
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for admission to the MA degree in historical science.
Teaching methods
Attendance at classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence, sources, and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is an integral 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 material provided on Ariel.
In addition to frontal lectures, individual presentations are envisaged.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 Ects:
-Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures and the texts read together (modules 1 and 2)
-Knowledge of the following Textbook:
V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019, capitoli 12, 14, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29, 30, or C. Capra, Storia Moderna 1492-1848, Milano, Le Monnier, 2021, capitoli 7, 10, 14,17, 22, 25, 26, 27.
-Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
F. Benigno - E. I. Mineo (a cura di), L'Italia come storia. Primato, decadenza, eccezione, Roma, Viella, 2020, fino a p.230;
R. Bizzocchi, I cognomi degli italiani. Una storia lunga 1000 anni, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014;
C. Capra, La felicità per tutti. Figure e temi dell'Illuminismo lombardo, Milano, Aracne, 2017;
P. Delpiano, Il governo della lettura. Chiesa e libri nell'Italia del Settecento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007;
F. Gilbert, Machiavelli e Guicciardini. Pensiero politico e storiografia a Firenze nel Cinquecento, Torino, Einaudi, 2012;
G. Greco, Storia del Granducato di Toscana, Brescia, Morcelliana, 2020, fino a p.327;
O. Niccoli, La vita religiosa nell'Italia moderna. Secoli XV-XVIII, Roma, Carocci, 2017;
W. Panciera, La Repubblica di Venezia nel Settecento, Roma, Viella, 2014.

- Programme for 9 Ects:
-Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures and the texts read together (modules 1, 2 and 3)
-Knowledge of the following Textbook:
V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019, capitoli 12, 14, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29, 30, or C. Capra, Storia Moderna 1492-1848, Milano, Le Monnier, 2021, capitoli 7, 10, 14,17, 22, 25, 26, 27.
-Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
F. Benigno - E. I. Mineo (a cura di), L'Italia come storia. Primato, decadenza, eccezione, Roma, Viella, 2020, fino a p.230;
R. Bizzocchi, I cognomi degli italiani. Una storia lunga 1000 anni, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014;
C. Capra, La felicità per tutti. Figure e temi dell'Illuminismo lombardo, Milano, Aracne, 2017;
P. Delpiano, Il governo della lettura. Chiesa e libri nell'Italia del Settecento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007;
F. Gilbert, Machiavelli e Guicciardini. Pensiero politico e storiografia a Firenze nel Cinquecento, Torino, Einaudi, 2012;
G. Greco, Storia del Granducato di Toscana, Brescia, Morcelliana, 2020, fino a p.327;
O. Niccoli, La vita religiosa nell'Italia moderna. Secoli XV-XVIII, Roma, Carocci, 2017;
W. Panciera, La Repubblica di Venezia nel Settecento, Roma, Viella, 2014.

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 Ects:
-Knowledge of the following Textbook:
V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019, capitoli 12, 14, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29, 30, oppure C. Capra, Storia Moderna 1492-1848, Milano, Le Monnier, 2021, capitoli 7, 10, 14,17, 22, 25, 26, 27.
-Knowledge of the volume F. Benigno - E. I. Mineo (a cura di), L'Italia come storia. Primato, decadenza, eccezione, Roma, Viella, 2020.
-Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
R. Bizzocchi, I cognomi degli italiani. Una storia lunga 1000 anni, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014;
C. Capra, La felicità per tutti. Figure e temi dell'Illuminismo lombardo, Milano, Aracne, 2017;
P. Delpiano, Il governo della lettura. Chiesa e libri nell'Italia del Settecento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007;
F. Gilbert, Machiavelli e Guicciardini. Pensiero politico e storiografia a Firenze nel Cinquecento, Torino, Einaudi, 2012;
G. Greco, Storia del Granducato di Toscana, Brescia, Morcelliana, 2020, fino a p.327;
O. Niccoli, La vita religiosa nell'Italia moderna. Secoli XV-XVIII, Roma, Carocci, 2017;
W. Panciera, La Repubblica di Venezia nel Settecento, Roma, Viella, 2014.

- Programme for 9 Ects:
-Knowledge of the following Textbook:
V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019, capitoli 12, 14, 19, 21, 24, 26, 29, 30, or C. Capra, Storia Moderna 1492-1848, Milano, Le Monnier, 2021, capitoli 7, 10, 14,17, 22, 25, 26, 27.
-Knowledge of the volume F. Benigno - E. I. Mineo (a cura di), L'Italia come storia. Primato, decadenza, eccezione, Roma, Viella, 2020.
-Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
R. Bizzocchi, I cognomi degli italiani. Una storia lunga 1000 anni, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014;
C. Capra, La felicità per tutti. Figure e temi dell'Illuminismo lombardo, Milano, Aracne, 2017;
P. Delpiano, Il governo della lettura. Chiesa e libri nell'Italia del Settecento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007;
F. Gilbert, Machiavelli e Guicciardini. Pensiero politico e storiografia a Firenze nel Cinquecento, Torino, Einaudi, 2012;
G. Greco, Storia del Granducato di Toscana, Brescia, Morcelliana, 2020, fino a p.327;
O. Niccoli, La vita religiosa nell'Italia moderna. Secoli XV-XVIII, Roma, Carocci, 2017;
W. Panciera, La Repubblica di Venezia nel Settecento, Roma, Viella, 2014.

This exam program is valid from December 2021 until September 2022.

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan 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 specialized 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.
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