Modern history

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course, is aimed in particular at first-year students and intends to address the problems related to the political, economic and social dynamics of the early-modern age states from the mid-15th century to the revolutionary age and the new order imposed with the Congress of Vienna. During the lessons we will refer to the different historiographic interpretations with a consistent use of the sources from early-modern period of history, for the methodological purpose of promoting a critical reading and understanding of historical events and monographs.
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 history of the early-modern period, from the 16th to the beginning of the 19th century. 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 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: Sovereign and social estates in Europe during the modern age
Module 1: The Early Modern Age
Module 2: From the Absolutism to the Age of the Revolutions
Module 3: The Holy Roman Empire
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 teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence, and specific language of the subject. During the lessons, a wide array of sources of modern history will be used, with the methodological aim of promoting a critical reading of historical events and monographs. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is a 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 uploaded by the teacher on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
ATTENDING STUDENTS:
- Programme for 6 Ects:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Textbook: V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019, or C. Capra, Storia Moderna 1492-1848, Milano, Le Monnier, 2021, up to p.420.
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
J.P. Bled, Maria Teresa d'Austria, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
P. Burke, Il Re Sole, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2017;
J.H. Elliott, La Spagna imperiale, 1469-1716, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014
M. Fioravanti, Costituzione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1999
H. Schilling, Corti e alleanze. La Germania dal 1648 al 1763, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1999
G. Tomasi, Per salvare i viventi. Le origini settecentesche del cimitero extraurbano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
M. Vovelle, L'uomo dell'Illuminismo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1992, pp.3-70, 143-243, 353-398, 445-485
P.G. Wallace, La lunga età della riforma, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006

- Programme for 9 Ects:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
Textbook: V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019, or C. Capra, Storia Moderna 1492-1848, Milano, Le Monnier, 2021, up to p.420.
.
Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
J.P. Bled, Maria Teresa d'Austria, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
P. Burke, Il Re Sole, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2017;
J.H. Elliott, La Spagna imperiale, 1469-1716, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014
M. Fioravanti, Costituzione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1999
H. Schilling, Corti e alleanze. La Germania dal 1648 al 1763, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1999
G. Tomasi, Per salvare i viventi. Le origini settecentesche del cimitero extraurbano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
M. Vovelle, L'uomo dell'Illuminismo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1992, pp.3-70, 143-243, 353-398, 445-485
P.G. Wallace, La lunga età della riforma, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006


NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS:
- Programme for 6 Ects:
Textbook: V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019, or C. Capra, Storia Moderna 1492-1848, Milano, Le Monnier, 2021, up to p.420, together with G.P. Romagnani, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Roma, Carocci, 2020 (or other editions).
Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
J.P. Bled, Maria Teresa d'Austria, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
P. Burke, Il Re Sole, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2017;
J.H. Elliott, La Spagna imperiale, 1469-1716, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014
M. Fioravanti, Costituzione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1999
H. Schilling, Corti e alleanze. La Germania dal 1648 al 1763, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1999
G. Tomasi, Per salvare i viventi. Le origini settecentesche del cimitero extraurbano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
M. Vovelle, L'uomo dell'Illuminismo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1992
P.G. Wallace, La lunga età della riforma, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006

- Programme for 9 Ects:
Textbook: V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019, or C. Capra, Storia Moderna 1492-1848, Milano, Le Monnier, 2021, up to p.420, Together with G.P. Romagnani, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Roma, Carocci, 2020 (or other editions)
Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
J.P. Bled, Maria Teresa d'Austria, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
P. Burke, Il Re Sole, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2017;
J.H. Elliott, La Spagna imperiale, 1469-1716, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014
M. Fioravanti, Costituzione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1999
H. Schilling, Corti e alleanze. La Germania dal 1648 al 1763, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1999
G. Tomasi, Per salvare i viventi. Le origini settecentesche del cimitero extraurbano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001
M. Vovelle, L'uomo dell'Illuminismo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1992, pp.3-70, 143-243, 353-398, 445-485
P.G. Wallace, La lunga età della riforma, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006

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
- 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

Edizione I semestre M-Z

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.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: The Plague in early modern Europe
A: General lines of modern history from Humanism to the French Revolution
B : The Epidemies in Human History: different kinds, etiology, spread, mortality, deadliness
C: The Plague in Italy: demographic impact, fears and counter-actions
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. The teacher's exposition will always be integrated with the direct analysis of sources and documents in the classroom, in order to provide students with a first experience of historical research methods.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.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu (sections A e B):

Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
C. CAPRA, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2011 (fino al Congresso di Vienna, 1815)
or V. CRISCUOLO, Storia moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019

as well as one between:
a) William McNeill, Plagues and Peoples, Garden City, [N.Y.] : Anchor Press, 1976
b) W. M. Naphy, Andrew Spicer, Plague. Black Death and Pestilence in Europe, Stroud, Tempus Publishing Limited, 2000 o 2004 + Paul Slack, Plague: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012

Programme for 9 cfu (sections A, B, C):

Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
C. CAPRA, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2011 (fino al Congresso di Vienna, 1815)
or V. CRISCUOLO, Storia moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019

as well as one between:
a) William McNeill, Plagues and Peoples, Garden City, [N.Y.] : Anchor Press, 1976
b) W. M. Naphy, Andrew Spicer, Plague. Black Death and Pestilence in Europe, Stroud, Tempus Publishing Limited, 2000 o 2004 + Paul Slack, Plague: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012
And besides one of the following volumes:
a) C.M. Cipolla, Contro un nemico invisibile. Epidemie e strutture sanitarie nell'Italia del Rinascimento, Bologna, il Mulino, 1985, 323 pp.
b) C.M. Cipolla, Miasmi ed umori, Bologna, il Mulino, 1989 o seguenti 117 pp + C.M. Cipolla, Il pestifero e contagioso morbo. Combattere la peste nell'Italia del seicento, Bologna il Mulino, 2012, 148 pp.
c) G. Alfani, Il Gran Tour dei Cavalieri dell'Apocalisse. L'Italia del «lungo cinquecento» (1494-1629), Venezia, Marsilio, 2010, 303 pp.
d) Giovanni Assereto, Per la comune salvezza dal morbo contagioso: i controlli di sanità nella Repubblica di Genova, Novi, Ligure, Città del Sole, 2011, 227 pp.
e) Giuseppe Restifo, I porti della peste : epidemie mediterranee fra Sette e Ottocento, Messina, Mesogea, 2005, 212 pp.


Non attending students:
Programme for 6 cfu (sections A e B):

Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
C. CAPRA, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2011 (until the Congress of Vienna, 1815)
or V. CRISCUOLO, Storia moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019

as well R. Bizzocchi, Guida allo studio della storia moderna, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2002 and one between:
a) William McNeill, Plagues and Peoples, Garden City, [N.Y.] : Anchor Press, 1976
b) W. M. Naphy, Andrew Spicer, Plague. Black Death and Pestilence in Europe, Stroud, Tempus Publishing Limited, 2000 o 2004 + Paul Slack, Plague: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012


Non attending students:
Programme for 9 cfu (sections A, B e C):

Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
C. CAPRA, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2011 (until the Congress of Vienna, 1815)
or V. CRISCUOLO, Storia moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019

as well R. Bizzocchi, Guida allo studio della storia moderna, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2002 and one between:
a) William McNeill, Plagues and Peoples, Garden City, [N.Y.] : Anchor Press, 1976
b) W. M. Naphy, Andrew Spicer, Plague. Black Death and Pestilence in Europe, Stroud, Tempus Publishing Limited, 2000 o 2004 + Paul Slack, Plague: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012
a
And besides two of the following volumes
a) C.M. Cipolla, Contro un nemico invisibile. Epidemie e strutture sanitarie nell'Italia del Rinascimento, Bologna, il Mulino, 1985, 323 pp.
b) C.M. Cipolla, Miasmi ed umori, Bologna, il Mulino, 1989 o seguenti 117 pp + C.M. Cipolla, Il pestifero e contagioso morbo. Combattere la peste nell'Italia del seicento, Bologna il Mulino, 2012, 148 pp.
c) G. Alfani, Il Gran Tour dei Cavalieri dell'Apocalisse. L'Italia del «lungo cinquecento» (1494-1629), Venezia, Marsilio, 2010, 303 pp.
d) Giovanni Assereto, Per la comune salvezza dal morbo contagioso: i controlli di sanità nella Repubblica di Genova, Novi, Ligure, Città del Sole, 2011, 227 pp.
e) Giuseppe Restifo, I porti della peste : epidemie mediterranee fra Sette e Ottocento, Messina, Mesogea, 2005, 212 pp.
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
- One elective written test with open and close questions (at the end of the course, in december) will be organised on behalf of the attending students only. It will last 120 minutes, and it will be on testbook and lectures of the module 1. The final evaluation will be composed by the average of the marks of the written test and the final exam.
- Method of communication of the assessment results in case of written examinations: Ariel site and Department 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/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

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: A concise history of revolutionary Atlantic World
Part 1: General lines of modern history, XVIth-XVIIIth c.
Part 2: : General lines of international history from the American Revolution to the Napoleon's Fall
Part 3: Atlantic Republics, 1776-1804
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. Teacher's exposition will always be integrated with the direct analysis of sources and documents in the classroom, in order to provide students with a first experience of historical research methods.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 may also be based on didactic material provided on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts 1 and 2)
Textbook: V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019
A. De Francesco, Repubbliche atlantiche, forthcoming and one of the two following volumes:
F. Benigno-D. Di Bartolomeo, Napoleone deve morire. L'idea di ripetizione storica nella rivoluzione francese, Roma, Salerno 2020
A. De Francesco, Il naufrago e il dominatore. Vita politica di Napoleone Bonaparte, Vicenza, neri Pozza 2021

- Programme for 9 cfu:

Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures
Textbook: V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019

These three following volumes:
A. De Francesco, Repubbliche atlantiche, di prossima pubblicazione presso Raffaello Cortina editore
F. Benigno-D. Di Bartolomeo, Napoleone deve morire. L'idea di ripetizione storica nella rivoluzione francese, Roma, Salerno 2020
A. De Francesco, Il naufrago e il dominatore. Vita politica di Napoleone Bonaparte, Vicenza, Neri Pozza 2021

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Textbook: V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019

These three following volumes:
A. De Francesco, Repubbliche atlantiche, di prossima pubblicazione presso Raffaello Cortina editore
F. Benigno-D. Di Bartolomeo, Napoleone deve morire. L'idea di ripetizione storica nella rivoluzione francese, Roma, Salerno 2020
A. De Francesco, Il naufrago e il dominatore. Vita politica di Napoleone Bonaparte, Vicenza, Neri Pozza 2021

- Programme for 9 cfu:

Textbook: V. Criscuolo, Storia Moderna, Milano, Pearson, 2019

These four following volumes:
A. De Francesco, Repubbliche atlantiche, di prossima pubblicazione presso Raffaello Cortina editore
F. Benigno-D. Di Bartolomeo, Napoleone deve morire. L'idea di ripetizione storica nella rivoluzione francese, Roma, Salerno 2020
A. De Francesco, Il naufrago e il dominatore. Vita politica di Napoleone Bonaparte, Vicenza, Neri Pozza 2021
A. Taylor, Rivoluzioni americane. Una storia continentale, 1750-1804, Torino, Einaudi, 2016

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 specialised lexicon; efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- NB: one elective written test with open questions (at the end of the course's term) will be organised on behalf of the attending students only. It will last 180 minutes, and it will be on testbook and lectures of the modules 1 and 2. The final evaluation will comprise by the average of the marks of the written test and the final exam.
- Method of communication of the assessment results in case of written examinations: Ariel site and Department 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/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

Edizione II semestre M-Z

Lesson period
Second semester
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