Medieval history

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide the broad outlines of medieval history, as well as the tools necessary to critically understand the main political, economic, social and religious elements visible during the centuries of the late ancient age to the early Renaissance.
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 Medieval history, from 5th to the 15th centuries. They shall also 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; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for the 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

Edizione I semestre A-L

Responsible
Lesson period
First 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.

The intermediate written test for this year is cancelled.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Forests in the Middle Ages
Part 1: Medieval History
Part 2: Medieval History: sources and methods
Part 3: Medieval Forests
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)
Textbook: P. Grillo, Storia Medievale. Italia, Europa, Mediterraneo, Pearson ed.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
D. Abulafia, Federico II. Un imperatore medievale, Torino, Einaudi
A. Barbero, Carlo Magno: un padre dell'Europa, Roma-Bari, Laterza
D. Boquet, P. Nagy, Medioevo sensibile. Una storia delle emozioni, Roma, Carocci
A. Demurger, Crociate e crociati nel Medioevo, Milano, Garzanti
J. Haldon, L'impero che non voleva morire, Torino, Einaudi
F. Menant, L'Italia dei comuni (1100-1350), Roma, Viella,
R. Rao, I paesaggi dell'Italia medievale, Carocci ed.
- Programme for 9 cfu:
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2, 3)
- Textbook: P. Grillo, Storia Medievale. Italia, Europa, Mediterraneo, Pearson ed.
- Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
D. Abulafia, Federico II. Un imperatore medievale, Torino, Einaudi
A. Barbero, Carlo Magno: un padre dell'Europa, Roma-Bari, Laterza
D. Boquet, P. Nagy, Medioevo sensibile. Una storia delle emozioni, Roma, Carocci
A. Demurger, Crociate e crociati nel Medioevo, Milano, Garzanti
J. Haldon, L'impero che non voleva morire, Torino, Einaudi
F. Menant, L'Italia dei comuni (1100-1350), Roma, Viella,
R. Rao, I paesaggi dell'Italia medievale, Carocci ed.
- And one of the following volumes
G. Albini, Poveri e povertà nel medioevo, Roma, Carocci
C. Azzara, A. Rapetti, La chiesa nel Medioevo, Bologna, Il Mulino
S. Gasparri, C. La Rocca, Tempi barbarici. L'Europa occidentale tra antichità e medioevo (300-900), Roma, Carocci
N. D'Acunto, La lotta per le investiture. Una rivoluzione medievale, Roma, Carocci
P. Grillo, La falsa inimicizia. Guelfi e ghibellini nell'Italia del Duecento, Roma, Salerno
G. Pinto, Il lavoro, la poverta, l'assistenza. Ricerche sulla società medievale, Roma, Viella


Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Textbook: P. Grillo, Storia Medievale. Italia, Europa, Mediterraneo, Pearson ed.
Knowledge of: P. Grillo, Le porte del mondo, Milano, Mondadori
And one of the following volumes:
D. Abulafia, Federico II. Un imperatore medievale, Torino, Einaudi
G. Albini, Poveri e povertà nel medioevo, Roma, Carocci
A. Barbero, Carlo Magno: un padre dell'Europa, Roma-Bari, Laterza
A. Demurger, Crociate e crociati nel Medioevo, Milano, Garzanti
J. Haldon, L'impero che non voleva morire, Torino, Einaudi
P. Grillo, Nascita di una cattedrale. Le origini del Duomo di Milano, Milano, Mondadori
P. Grillo, La falsa inimicizia. Guelfi e ghibellini nell'Italia del Duecento, Roma, Salerno
F. Menant, L'Italia dei comuni (1100-1350), Roma, Viella
- Programme for 9 cfu:
- Textbook: P. Grillo, Storia Medievale. Italia, Europa, Mediterraneo, Pearson ed.
Knowledge of: P. Grillo, Le porte del mondo, Milano, Mondadori
- One of the following volumes:
D. Abulafia, Federico II. Un imperatore medievale, Torino, Einaudi
G. Albini, Poveri e povertà nel medioevo, Roma, Carocci
A. Barbero, Carlo Magno: un padre dell'Europa, Roma-Bari, Laterza
A. Demurger, Crociate e crociati nel Medioevo, Milano, Garzanti
J. Haldon, L'impero che non voleva morire, Torino, Einaudi
P. Grillo, Nascita di una cattedrale. Le origini del Duomo di Milano, Milano, Mondadori
P. Grillo, La falsa inimicizia. Guelfi e ghibellini nell'Italia del Duecento, Roma, Salerno
F. Menant, L'Italia dei comuni (1100-1350), Roma, Viella
- And one of the following volumes:
C. Azzara, A. Rapetti, La chiesa nel Medioevo, Bologna, Il Mulino
D. Boquet, P. Nagy, Medioevo sensibile. Una storia delle emozioni, Roma, Carocci
N. D'Acunto, La lotta per le investiture. Una rivoluzione medievale, Roma, Carocci
S. Gasparri, C. La Rocca, Tempi barbarici. L'Europa occidentale tra antichità e medioevo (300-900), Roma, Carocci
P. Grillo, Le guerre del Barbarossa. I comuni contro l'imperatore, Roma-Bari, Laterza
R. Rao, I paesaggi dell'Italia medievale, Roma, Carocci


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 exam.
- 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
- NB: one elective mid-term evaluation (at the end of the lecture term) will be organised on behalf of the attending students only. It will consist of a 90 minutes written test with both multiple choice and open questions, and it will be on lectures and textbook. The final evaluation will comprise by the average of the marks of mid-term evaluation and final exam.
- Method of communication of the assessment results of mid-term evaluation: Ariel site.

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

Edizione I semestre M-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lessons in presence and in streaming.
Course syllabus
Title of the course - Middle Ages: society, economy, politics and culture
I Part: From Late Antiquity to Middle Ages. Cristianity and Islam.
II Part: Carolingian states, seigneurial society, medieval monarchies. Italian Communes and political developments in the Late middle Ages
III Part: European expansion: wars, crusades, commercial expansion. Culture and medieval universities.
Prerequisites for admission
No specific requirements except those requested for the degree admission
Teaching methods
The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the discipline. 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 material provided on Ariel: slides, texts, images.
Teaching Resources
This programme is shaped on two categories of students, attendand and non attendand students .
Mandatory text (for everybody)
P. Grillo, Storia medievale. Italia, Europa, Mediterraneo, Pearson, Milano-Torino 2019
and
G. Sergi, L'idea di Medioevo: fra storia e senso comune, Roma, Donzelli (recent editions).
Attendant students will work on content of lessons, on slides, texts and other materials provided on Ariel site (together with the two mandatory texts indicated above).
Non attendant students will choose one more text (for 6 CFU) or two more texts (9 CFU) from the above list (see the title "materiale di riferimento Italiano")

International or Erasmus incoming students can schedule an interview for an alternative exam program, possibly in English.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists is an oral interrogation. Only in case of crowded sessions, a written test of 20 minutes can be requested (about principal events of Middle Ages, chronologies, definitions).
Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the topics studied; quality, linearity and clarity of the exposition, competence in the use of specific lexicon.
Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s.
Mid-term assessment will be reserved to attending students. The written exam may consist of open questions about the subjects of the lessons. The assessment results will be published on Ariel site.
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor. Any problems or personal difficulties that may affect the exam can be reported to the teacher, before the exam, in a private interview.
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

Edizione II semestre A-L

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: Medieval worlds
Part 1: The transformation of the Late-Antiquity
Part 2: New European and Mediterranean order
Part 3: Growth, crisis, change
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 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
Program for 6 cfu
-Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
-Textbook: P. Grillo, Storia Medievale. Italia, Europa, Mediterraneo [Pearson]
-Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- S. Gasparri, C. La Rocca, Tempi barbarici. L'Europa occidentale tra antichità e medioevo [Carocci]
- C. Azzara, A. Rapetti, La Chiesa nel Medioevo, Il Mulino [Il Mulino]
- Baloup, Bramouillé, Doumerc, Jourdiou, I mondi mediterranei nel Medioevo [Il Mulino]
- D. Abulafia, I regni del Mediterraneo occidentale dal 1200 al 1500. La lotta per il dominio, Laterza [Laterza]
- F. Menant, L'Italia dei comuni (1110-1350) [Viella]

Program for 9 cfu
-Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures.
-Textbook: P. Grillo, Storia Medievale. Italia, Europa, Mediterraneo [Pearson]
-Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- S. Gasparri, C. La Rocca, Tempi barbarici. L'Europa occidentale tra antichità e medioevo [Carocci]
- C. Azzara, A. Rapetti, La Chiesa nel Medioevo, Il Mulino [Il Mulino]
- Baloup, Bramouillé, Doumerc, Jourdiou, I mondi mediterranei nel Medioevo [Il Mulino]
- D. Abulafia, I regni del Mediterraneo occidentale dal 1200 al 1500. La lotta per il dominio, Laterza [Laterza]
- F. Menant, L'Italia dei comuni (1110-1350) [Viella]
-And the knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- A. Marcone, Tarda antichità. Profilo storico e prospettive storiografiche [Carocci]
- H. Keller, Gli Ottoni [Carocci]
- N. D'Acunto, La lotta per le investiture. Una rivoluzione medievale (998-1122) [Carocci]
- E. Orlando, Le repubbliche marinare [Laterza]
- L. Provero, Dalla guerra alla pace. L'Arazzo di Bayeux e la conquista normanna dell'Inghilterra (secolo XI) [Firenze university Press]
- I. Lazzarini, L'Italia degli Stati territoriali [Laterza]

NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Program for 6 cfu
-Textbook: P. Grillo, Storia Medievale. Italia, Europa, Mediterraneo [Pearson]
-Knowledge of the volume: V. Fumagalli, Storie di Val Padana [Il Mulino]
-Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- S. Gasparri, C. La Rocca, Tempi barbarici. L'Europa occidentale tra antichità e medioevo [Carocci]
- C. Azzara, A. Rapetti, La Chiesa nel Medioevo, Il Mulino [Il Mulino]
- Baloup, Bramouillé, Doumerc, Jourdiou, I mondi mediterranei nel Medioevo [Il Mulino]
- D. Abulafia, I regni del Mediterraneo occidentale dal 1200 al 1500. La lotta per il dominio, Laterza [Laterza]
- F. Menant, L'Italia dei comuni (1110-1350) [Viella]

Program for 9 cfu
-Textbook: P. Grillo, Storia Medievale. Italia, Europa, Mediterraneo [Pearson]
-Knowledge of the volume: V. Fumagalli, Storie di Val Padana [Il Mulino]
-Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- S. Gasparri, C. La Rocca, Tempi barbarici. L'Europa occidentale tra antichità e medioevo [Carocci]
- C. Azzara, A. Rapetti, La Chiesa nel Medioevo, Il Mulino [Il Mulino]
- Baloup, Bramouillé, Doumerc, Jourdiou, I mondi mediterranei nel Medioevo [Il Mulino]
- D. Abulafia, I regni del Mediterraneo occidentale dal 1200 al 1500. La lotta per il dominio, Laterza [Laterza]
- F. Menant, L'Italia dei comuni (1110-1350) [Viella]
-And the knowledge of two of the following volumes:
- A. Marcone, Tarda antichità. Profilo storico e prospettive storiografiche [Carocci]
- H. Keller, Gli Ottoni [Carocci]
- N. D'Acunto, La lotta per le investiture. Una rivoluzione medievale (998-1122) [Carocci]
- E. Orlando, Le repubbliche marinare [Laterza]
- L. Provero, Dalla guerra alla pace. L'Arazzo di Bayeux e la conquista normanna dell'Inghilterra (secolo XI) [Firenze university Press]
- I. Lazzarini, L'Italia degli Stati territoriali [Laterza]
Assessment methods and Criteria
-Method: oral exam.
-Type of examination. Oral exam.
-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/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

Edizione II semestre M-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
More specifica information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolutzion of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Frederick the Second: history, myth and memory
Part 1: The Early and High Middle Ages
Part 2: The Late Middle Ages
Part 3: Monographic lessons : Frederick the Second: history, myth and memory
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance at classes is strongly recommended, although not compulsory. The course consists of lessons aimed primarily at acquiring the knowledge, skills and language of the discipline. This is complemented by a space dedicated to memes, produced by the students, to test the level of understanding of the subject within the class. Finally, the course uses teaching materials (audiopowerpoints, maps, videos, timelapses) uploaded onto the ARIEL platform.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:

Programme for 6 cfu (units A + B)
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures
Textbook: Andrea Zorzi, Manuale di storia medievale, 2nd EDITION 2021
Knowledge of two essays selected among H. Zug Tucci, J.C. Maire Vigueur, E. Artifoni, M. Aurell., A. Bartoli Langeli, N. Giovè Marchioli, G. Andenna, P. Cammarosano, S. Raveggi, edited in Le forme della propaganda politica nel Due e nel Trecento https://www.persee.fr/issue/efr_0000-0000_1994_act_201_1

Programme fro 9 cfu (units A+B+C)
Besides the programme for 6 cfu, it's requested the knowledge of the topics taught in lectures
Knowledge of one free choise volume among
- David Abulafia, Federico II. Un imperatore medievale, Einaudi, Torino, 1993 (also in digital edition)
- Fulvio Delle Donne, Federico II. La condanna della memoria: metamorfosi di un mito, Viella Roma 2012 (also in digital edition)
- Fulvio Delle Donne, La porta del sapere. Cultura alla corte di Federico II di Svevia, Carocci, Roma, 2019 (no digital edition)
- Paolo Grillo, La falsa inimicizia. Guelfi e ghibellini nell'Italia del Duecento, Roma: Salerno Editrice 2018 (also in digital edition)
In case of doubts about terminology and historical and geographic details, it's high recommended the use of the following dictionaries:
- Enciclopedia del Medioevo, Le Garzantine, Milano: Garzanti, 2007
- A. Barbero, C. Frugoni, Dizionario del Medioevo, Roma-Bari: Laterza 1994


Non attending students

Programme for 6 cfu (units A + B)
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures
Textbook: Andrea Zorzi, Manuale di storia medievale, 2nd EDITION 2021
- The volume: G. Sergi, L'idea di medioevo. Fra storia e senso comune, Torino: Donzelli, 2005 (also in digital edition)
Knowledge of three essays selected among H. Zug Tucci, J.C. Maire Vigueur, E. Artifoni, M. Aurell., A. Bartoli Langeli, N. Giovè Marchioli, G. Andenna, P. Cammarosano, S. Raveggi, edited in Le forme della propaganda politica nel Due e nel Trecento https://www.persee.fr/issue/efr_0000-0000_1994_act_201_1

Programme fro 9 cfu (units A+B+C)
Besides the programme for 6 cfu, it's requested the knowledge of two free choise volume among
- David Abulafia, Federico II. Un imperatore medievale, Einaudi, Torino, 1993 (also in digital edition)
- Fulvio Delle Donne, Federico II. La condanna della memoria: metamorfosi di un mito, Viella Roma 2012 (also in digital edition)
- Fulvio Delle Donne, La porta del sapere. Cultura alla corte di Federico II di Svevia, Carocci, Roma, 2019 (no digital edition)
- Paolo Grillo, La falsa inimicizia. Guelfi e ghibellini nell'Italia del Duecento, Roma: Salerno Editrice 2018 (also in digital edition)
In case of doubts about terminology and historical and geographic details, it's high recommended the use of the following dictionaries:
- Enciclopedia del Medioevo, Le Garzantine, Milano: Garzanti, 2007
- A. Barbero, C. Frugoni, Dizionario del Medioevo, Roma-Bari: Laterza 1994
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.
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:
see italian version - Please send a mail message in advance
Teams - team Ricevimento Covini code ekuhtqk
Reception:
Monday 10:00 - 12:00 (please send an email in advance)
Settore B - Aula B 23