Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims, through the reading of sources and documents, to provide students with a good understanding of modern history and an in-depth knowledge of pluralism in legal practices in modern times in a historical and historiographical context.
Course contents summary
Course title: Forgiveness and punishment rituals in modern times. Module A: is the institutional part of the course with particular emphasis on the main themes and problems of modern times. The course will explore, by analysing case studies, the theme of pluralism in legal practices in modern times, from negotiated pluralism founded on transaction, compensation for damages, grace or pardon, to hegemonic pluralism based on punishment of the guilty.
Manuale di storia moderna: F. Benigno, L'età moderna. Dalla scoperta dell'America alla Restaurazione, Roma-Bari, Laterza oppure C. Capra, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Milano, Le Monnier. The use of a historical atlas is obligatory.
Carlo Ginzburg, Il formaggio e i vermi. Il cosmo di un mugnaio del ‘500, Torino, Einaudi, 1999; Ottavia Niccoli, Perdonare. Idee, pratiche, rituali in Italia tra Cinque e Seicento, Roma, Laterza, 2007; Beatrice Cenci. La storia, il mito, Roma, Viella, 1999
The course will follow lecture form and include the reading of texts and analysis of documents. The final evaluation will consist of an oral exam which will be marked out of thirty.