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The Early Modern Period/The Life and Death of Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498)
Temi e problemi di Storia moderna/Girolamo Savonarola: religione e politica nel Rinascimento italiano

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Guido Dall'Olio Mon 16-18, Tue 11-13

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide a basic understanding of early modern European history (that includes also the great discoveries of the XV and XVI cent.).

The second part of the course is dedicated to Girolamo Savonarola: the students will learn how to read and interpret the various kinds of sources that concern Savonarola and his times.

The course offers the students the opportunity to gain a knowledge of early modern history that is necessary for the study of literature, art, and humanities in general.

Program

1st Part: Early Modern European history

  • Introduction: the study of history and the analysis of its sources
  • The framework; European population, economy and society.
  • The discoveries of the late XV and early XVI centuries.
  • The early modern State building
  • Religion: Reformation and Counter-Reformation
  • The "general crisis" of the XVII century.
  • The French Revolution.
  • The industrial revolution.
  • 2nd Part: Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498): religion and politics in Italian Renaissance

    1. Savonarola's life before the convent: family and environment (1452-1475)

    2. Savonarola and the dominican friars (1475-1490)

    3. Savonarola and Florence (1490-1494)

    4. Savonarola as a prophet and his involvement in Florentine political struggle (1494-1497)

    5. Savonarola's death condemnation (1498)

    6. The savonarolan movement (1498-c.1550) 

    Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

    The students have to demonstrate

    - that they have a basic knowledge of early modern history, of its specific language and concepts;

    - that they can read and understand at least some kinds of sources of early modern history;

    - that they are able to evaluate correctly the differences between our present and early modern history.

    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

    Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

    Didactics

    Lessons given by the professor.

    Attendance

    Attendance is not mandatory, but it's highly recommended.

    Course books

    For the 1st part:

    1.  A History Handbook chosen between:

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

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

    2. Another textbook, chosen between:

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

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

    For the 2nd part:

    Donald Weinstein, Savonarola. Ascesa e caduta di un profeta del Rinascimento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013.

    Tamar Herzig, Le donne di Savonarola. Spiritualità e devozione nell'Italia del Rinascimento, Roma, Carocci, 2014.

    The knowledge of the readings and documents read and analyzed during the lessons is also required (the professor will send them to the students by e-mail before the lessons)

    Assessment

    Oral exam.

    After the end of the first part of the course (approx. 1st or 2nd week of November) there will be a written exam that will concern early modern european history in general. It will consist of three or four written questions for each student. Attendance is strictly required to be admitted to the written exam.

    Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

    Course books

    The program for the students that can't attend to the lessons is the same as for the 1st part, but it's different as for the 2nd part: 

    1st part:

    1. A History Handbook chosen between:

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

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

    2. Another textbook, chosen between:

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

    b. Guido Dall'Olio, Storia Moderna. I temi e le fonti, Roma, Carocci, 200

    2nd part:

    The study of ALL these text is required: g

    Roland H. Bainton, La Riforma protestante, Torino, Einaudi, 1960

    Guido Dall'Olio, Martin Lutero, Roma, Carocci, 2013

    Ottavia Niccoli, La vita religiosa nell'Italia moderna, sec. XV-XVIII, Roma, Carocci, 2008

    Adriano Prosperi, Il Concilio di Trento. Una introduzione storica, Torino, Einaudi, 2001

    Assessment

    Oral exam.

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