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.
Sound Knowledge of Early modern History, critical analysis of the sources, consciousness of the difference between History and Historiography, use of footnotes
Course contents summary
This course offers a broad survey on the Sixteenth Century political and religious turn, but is also open to anthropological and social interpretations. It focuses on the religious struggle in Early Modern Europe taking into consideration in a comparative perspective experiments in the coexistence of different cultures and religious communities; the forms of dissent and of its repression; the conflicts outside and inside the consolidating Churches; the relationship between religious material culture and ecclesiastical institutions.
The bibliography will be given during the first lesson to whom will attend them.
For all the others: Modulo C - NON FREQUENTANTI (6 cfu)
a) Elena Bonora, Giudicare i vescovi. La definizione dei poteri nella Chiesa postridentina, Roma-Bari, Laterza
b) Elena Bonora, La Controriforma, Roma-Bari, Laterza
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