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MODERN HISTORY II
STORIA MODERNA II

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Guido Dall'Olio Mon 16-18, Tue 13.30-14.30

Assigned to the Degree Course

Art History (LM-89)
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

At the end of the module, students should be able to read and understand the primary sources of early modern period, especially the records of the lay and ecclesiastical tribunals of early modern Italy. They will also learn how to write a paper working upon the primary and secondary sources.

Program

1) Everyday life in early modern Europe and Italy: social and family life.

2) Everyday life in early modern Europe and Italy: "onore" and violence in early modern Italian society.

3) Justice and tribunals in early modern Europe: accusatorial/inquisitorial procedure.

4) Analysis of trial records with the supervision of the professor.

The course will take place both in the classroom (Area Volponi, aula C6) and in the State Archive of Urbino (via Piano Santa Lucia, 11).

The professor will give some introductory lessons, then the students will be divided into groups and they will have to write a paper concerning a document preserved in the State Archive. The paper must contain a transcription of a document and an analysis of the same document. In this paper the students will also show what they learn in the lessons.

The exam will consist of the writing of the paper and of its discussion in front of the professor and the classmates. The paper must be delivered to the professor at least one week before the reading. 

The professor will set a deadline for each group of students to deliver the paper and to read it.

Bridging Courses

A general knowledge of Early Modern European history is strictly recommended.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding

The students will gain knowledge about "mentality " and early modern life in Early Modern Italy, through the reading and the interpretation of primary sources

Applying knowledge and understanding

The students will learn how to read and transcript eighteenth-century handwritten documents. They will learn how to analyze a historical document and to evaluate its historical meaning.


Making judgements

The students will learn to analyze historical documents without any filter.

Communication

The students will learn how to write a history paper.

Lifelong learning skills

The students will gain an advanced degree of knowledge through the analysis of the historical sources

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The professor will provide to inform students during the lessons. The learning material will be ulploaded on "Moodle" platform for blended learning.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lessons given in classroom and in the State Archive

Attendance

The attendance is mandatory for those students who want to give the exam by the delivery and the discussion of the paper.

The other students must refer to the "additional information for non-attending students".

Course books

The professor will indicate the course books during the lessons and when the students start to write their papers

Suggested reading:

Ottavia Niccoli, Storie di ogni giorno in una città del Seicento, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2000 (and reprints)

Assessment

Written paper and discussion in front of the professor and of the classmates.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

The course books for non-attending students are different, depending on the different cases:

1) If the students have not yet attended a general history course for the early modern period (i.e. if they have not studied an Early Modern European history handbook), then they will study the following texts

a. One manual chosen among the following:

Francesco Benigno, L'età moderna. Dalla scoperta dell'America alla Restaurazione, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005;

or

Carlo Capra, Storia moderna (1492-1848), Firenze, Le Monnier, 2004 (fino al capitolo 25 incluso, cioè fino a pagina 320)

and

b. Another book, chosen among the following

Giampaolo Romagnani, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Roma, Carocci, 2010

or

Guido Dall'Olio, Storia Moderna. I temi e le fonti, Roma, Carocci, 2004.

2) If the students have already attended an early modern history course and they have studied a handbook, then they will study the following texts (please take note that the choice is between a) one huge book, or b) a group of three books, or c) a group of two books:

a. Adriano Prosperi, Tribunali della coscienza. Inquisitori, confessori, missionari, Torino, Einaudi, 1996 (and reprints)

or

b. R. H. Bainton, La Riforma protestante, Torino, Einaudi, 1960 (e successive ristampe); G. Dall'Olio, Martin Lutero, Roma, Carocci, 2013; R. H. Bainton, Erasmo della cristianità, Firenze, Sansoni, 1970

or

c. M. Firpo, Gli affreschi di Pontormo a San Lorenzo. Eresia, politica e cultura nella Firenze di Cosimo I, Torino, Einaudi, 1997; M. Firpo, Artisti, gioiellieri, eretici. Il mondo di Lorenzo Lotto tra Riforma e Controriforma, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2001.

It is possible, to ask the professor for a "personalized" syllabus. In this case, the students have to contact the professor by e-mail or talk to him during the office hours.

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