History of the Renaissance

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of the history of the European Renaissance and the tools necessary for critical understanding of the main political, social and religious aspects of Renaissance civilization between the 15th and 16th centuries.
The course consists of face-to-face lectures and seminar activities including reading sources and reports in the students' classrooms on texts proposed by the instructor.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will have acquired the knowledge of the political, institutional, socio-economic and cultural development of the European Renaissance. They will be able to place the most representative events and figures in their chronological and geographical contexts. The student will be able to use language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature. 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

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in asynchronous format via Microsoft 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.
The means and criteria for participation in the live lectures, which will need booking through a specific app, will be indicated on the University website.
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: Reformation, religious persecution and exile in Early Modern Europe
Module 1: Early Modern History from Humanism to the Thirty Years War
Module 2: Early Modern History from the English Civil War to the Fall of Napoleon
Module 3: Reformation, religious persecution and exile in Early Modern Europe
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.
The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
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:
- A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes
- Thomas Kaufmann, I redenti e i dannati. Una storia della Riforma, Torino, Einaudi, 2017.
- Nicholas Terpstra, Purezza e fede. Esuli religiosi nell'Europa Moderna, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.


- Programme for 9 cfu:
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2, 3)
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Thomas Kaufmann, I redenti e i dannati. Una storia della Riforma, Torino, Einaudi, 2017.
- Nicholas Terpstra, Purezza e fede. Esuli religiosi nell'Europa Moderna, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes
- L. Felici, La Riforma protestante nell'Europa del Cinquecento, Roma, Carocci, 2017.
- P. Benedict, Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism, Yale University Press, 2002, New Haven, pp. 1-292.
- M. Greengrass, La Cristianità in frantumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2017, le parte IV e V.
- M.P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion 1562-1629, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
- V. Lavenia, Dio in uniforme. Cappellani, catechesi cattolica e soldati in età moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
- B.J. Kaplan. Divided By Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2007.
- D. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Riforma. La divisione della casa comune europea (1490-1700), Carocci, Roma, 2017, unicamente la parte II.
- G. Murdock, P. Roberts, A. Spicer (eds.), Ritual and Violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France, Past & Present's Supplement 7, 2012.
- G. Parker, The Dutch Revolt, Penguin, London, 2002.
-G. Parker, La Guerra dei Trent'anni, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 1994.
- A. Spagnoletti, Filippo II, Salerno, Roma, 2018.
- C. Vivanti, Le guerre di religione nel Cinquecento, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2007 + S. Tabacchi, La strage di san Bartolomeo. Una notte di sangue a Parigi, Salerno, Roma, 2018. Inseparable readings.


Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the following volume:
- A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Thomas Kaufmann, I redenti e i dannati. Una storia della Riforma, Torino, Einaudi, 2017.
- Nicholas Terpstra, Purezza e fede. Esuli religiosi nell'Europa Moderna, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes
- L. Felici, La Riforma protestante nell'Europa del Cinquecento, Roma, Carocci, 2017.
- P. Benedict, Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism, Yale University Press, 2002, New Haven, pp. 1-292.
- M. Greengrass, La Cristianità in frantumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2017, le parte IV e V.
- M.P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion 1562-1629, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
- V. Lavenia, Dio in uniforme. Cappellani, catechesi cattolica e soldati in età moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
- B.J. Kaplan. Divided By Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2007.
- D. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Riforma. La divisione della casa comune europea (1490-1700), Carocci, Roma, 2017, unicamente la parte II.
- G. Murdock, P. Roberts, A. Spicer (eds.), Ritual and Violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France, Past & Present's Supplement 7, 2012.
- G. Parker, The Dutch Revolt, Penguin, London, 2002.
-G. Parker, La Guerra dei Trent'anni, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 1994.
- A. Spagnoletti, Filippo II, Salerno, Roma, 2018.
- C. Vivanti, Le guerre di religione nel Cinquecento, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2007 + S. Tabacchi, La strage di san Bartolomeo. Una notte di sangue a Parigi, Salerno, Roma, 2018. Inseparable readings.




- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the following volume:
- A. Tallon, L'Europa del Cinquecento. Stati e relazioni internazionali, Carocci, Roma, 2014.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Thomas Kaufmann, I redenti e i dannati. Una storia della Riforma, Torino, Einaudi, 2017.
- Nicholas Terpstra, Purezza e fede. Esuli religiosi nell'Europa Moderna, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.
Knowledge of two of the following volumes
- L. Felici, La Riforma protestante nell'Europa del Cinquecento, Roma, Carocci, 2017.
- P. Benedict, Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism, Yale University Press, 2002, New Haven, pp. 1-292.
- M. Greengrass, La Cristianità in frantumi, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2017, le parte IV e V.
- M.P. Holt, The French Wars of Religion 1562-1629, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
- V. Lavenia, Dio in uniforme. Cappellani, catechesi cattolica e soldati in età moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2018.
- B.J. Kaplan. Divided By Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2007.
- D. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Riforma. La divisione della casa comune europea (1490-1700), Carocci, Roma, 2017, unicamente la parte II.
- G. Murdock, P. Roberts, A. Spicer (eds.), Ritual and Violence: Natalie Zemon Davis and Early Modern France, Past & Present's Supplement 7, 2012.
- G. Parker, The Dutch Revolt, Penguin, London, 2002.
-G. Parker, La Guerra dei Trent'anni, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 1994.
- A. Spagnoletti, Filippo II, Salerno, Roma, 2018.
- C. Vivanti, Le guerre di religione nel Cinquecento, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2007 + S. Tabacchi, La strage di san Bartolomeo. Una notte di sangue a Parigi, Salerno, Roma, 2018. Inseparable readings.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral interrogation preceded by a 20 minutes written test with both multiple choice and open questions.
- 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.
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