History of the age of Reformation and Counter-reformation
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Work in seminars will focus on discussions of the readings. Students will learn to take positions on the broad historical issues addressed in the class.
Course contents summary
This course will examine Charles V's Europe. The idea of Empire, Italian wars, the court-system, the state-building in the Italian paeninsula, the links between politics and religion, the struggle between the Emperor and the pope, Italian social élites and the ruling class facing the affirmation of the Counter-Reformation.
Modulo C - FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI (6 cfu)
1) Elena Bonora, Aspettando l'imperatore. Principi italiani tra il papa e Carlo V, Torino, Einaudi, 2014
2) Martyn Rady, Carlo V e il suo tempo, Bologna, il Mulino
The aim of the seminar is to develop critical thinking and reading. The students will also undertake short writing assignments – responding to the readings or analyzing particular archival sources - to develop their expository and analytic skills. By the end of the course, students will have learned how to assess source material and use it to construct historical arguments. Through the development of critical reading skills and writing techniques, students will learn to take positions on the broad historical issues addressed in the class.
Assessment methods and criteria
Students are required to attend seminars, to participate in class activities, to complete assigned tasks, and to make class presentations