The course is designed to: provide a structured introduction to the study of modern European history; develop awareness and understanding of historical processes, such as continuity and change, comparative perspectives and the investigation of historical problems; provide the methodology required to interpret historical evidence; equip students to evaluate and interpret historical evidence critically; promote interest in the concept and discipline of history and its specialisms; enable students to develop the analytical and communication skills needed to present historical argument orally
Course contents summary
This course offers a broad survey of modern European history. The First part is designed to introduce students to key issues and scholarly debates in the political, religious, social and cultural history as they played out on a local and on a global scale: the Renaissance, the epochal expansion of Europe into the new world, the break-up of Latin Christianity into the competing religious communities, the French Revolution The Second part will be focused on the history of religious dissent in Early modern Europe. Beside the diffusion of Reformation ideas, special attention will be paid to the relationship between Reformation and state-building, between Reformation and printing revolution, between Reformation and images.
Modulo A - FREQUENTANTI e NON FREQUENTANTI (6 cfu)
1)C. Capra, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Milano, Le Monnier, da utilizzare con un atlante storico 2) E. Bonora, Apettando l'imperatore. Principi italiani tra il papa e Carlo V, Torino, Einaudi, 2014
Modulo A+B – FREQUENTANTI e NON FREQUENTANTI (12cfu)
1) C. Capra, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Milano, Le Monnier, da utilizzare con un atlante storico 2) E. Bonora, Apettando l'imperatore. Principi italiani tra il papa e Carlo V, Torino, Einaudi, 2014 3) S. Seidel Menchi, Erasmo in Italia (1520-1580), Milano, Bollati Boringhieri 4) R. H. Bainton, La Riforma protestante, Torino, Einaudi
MODULO DIDATTICA DELLA STORIA MODERNA (6CFU):
1) R. Bizocchi, Guida allo studio della Storia moderna, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2) Un testo a scelta tra una lista che sarà à fornita dalla docente
Students are required to attend seminars, to participate in class activities, to complete assigned tasks, and to make class presentations.